Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter Review

If you have all those stakes of archive slides and negatives sitting all over the place, the Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter gives you a chance to preserve and bring them together into a single storage location. It gives you a chance to transfigure all your film into digital images of 20 megapixels each in a quick and easy manner.

Even though this machine seems to do work which is quite complicated, it is easy to use. All you need to know is how to push the on button. It does not require any computer software.

The Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter is equipped to store all the images in the internal memory. If you need more storage space, you can opt to use an SD or SDHC memory card. The machine can be easily connected to a computer or MAC so that the images can be offloaded. You can also view the stored images directly on a television screen.

There is one strange thing though about this machine, it is limited to an internal memory of about 40 slides. If you download the pictures into another storage devices it will clear the space, however, when it starts storing again, it will start numbering the images from 0001. This will cause some issues later on when you want to file them.

Features

There are some pretty cool features in this device. We look at some of them below.

  • In the bundle you will get the unit itself, a slides adapter measuring 135mm/127/126, a USB power cord, 110 slides insert, 110 negative strip insert, 135mm negatives strip adapter, and a USB power adapter cable
  • Equipped to convert 7 type of film into digital format within a matter of seconds
  • Requires no computer to use
  • Equipped with a 2.4″ Color screen
  • It has a built-in TV-out jack so that you can view images on your TV screen
  • The color and brightness are automatically adjusted
  • Can work with all Mac and Windows Operating systems
  • Multi-voltage AC; 110V/240V AC
  • Product dimensions are 10.3 x 8.4 x 6.7 inches
  • Weighs 2.1 pounds

Pros

  • Easy to use, just push a button, allowing you to run hundreds of pictures within a matter of hours
  • Comes with additional slide trays included
  • Access to a tutorial on how to use the machine on the manufacturer’s website
  • Gets the job dome with good accuracy
  • Does not require any software to set it up meaning you will get going as soon as your machine has been delivered
  • The color correction makes the images look even better

Cons

  • Limited internal memory, you would save yourself a lot of stress if you get a 32 GB SD card
  • Starts counting from number 0001 once pictures are downloaded which creates issues later when you start filing
  • Doesn’t give you an option to preview an image on a computer screen ahead of uploading
  • The multiple button pushing required for to load, adjust and save can annoy the less patient among us

Summary

The Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter will certainly not blow anyone away. It is a simple machine that runs the risk of been called amateurish. It does come with a number if pros but it also has a relatively high number of cons.

It is a machine which is easy to use although some may get irritated by the constant pushing of buttons to get different things done. Well, this is the issues with many digital machines which do this type of work. It comes with additional slide trays although some will tell you to avoid them as they are difficult to use.

The issue of limited internal memory means that you will not be able to use this machine with a lot of success unless you have some form of external memory. We do not know how the issue of each batch of downloaded images starting at 0001, every time you offload the images to a storage device, can be solved but we know that it can be confusing when you start trying to file the downloaded images.

The machine has a color adjustment feature but the colors produced are suspect as they do not seem to come anywhere close to the quality of the original pictures.

Comparison

When we noticed the many cons we could find in this product, we had more reason to check what the other products in the same range look like. We found the Wolverine SNAP20 20 Megapixels 35mm Slides Negatives and Photo to Digital Image Converter. The two products we are comparing come from the same manufacturer but they differ in price. So we wanted to see what it is that makes them different.

Both of them are very fast, taking less than 5 seconds to convert an image. The Wolverine SNAP20 also does not require to be connected to a computer in order for it to work.

The Zonoz FS-ONE 22MP Ultra High-Resolution 35mm Negative Film & Slide Converter Scanner is another product in the same class you can look at. Just like the other two machines we have reviewed, there is no software needed to set the machine up.

The intuitive design allows you to just load the film either into the positive or negative holder. It also comes with other features that enhance conveniences such as the scanning brightness and resolution. To get rid of some film loading errors, the images can be flip mirrored.

Verdict

When you look at the price of the Wolverine F2D Film to Digital Converter and what it can do, it is okay. We will not promise you that the machine will leave you amazed. However, we think that it will do the job for which it is made.

We recommend that you take some time to compare it with others in the same class such as the Wolverine SNAP20 and the Zonoz FS-ONE. Our view was that the Wolverine F2D looked amateurish. We also found the limited memory concerning. Companies manufacturing modern devices should understand that the amount of memory in a gadget can make or break it.

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