ION Film 2 SD Plus

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About this product


  • Transfers your slides and negatives directly onto an SD card (included)
  • Standalone operation—no computer necessary!
  • USB port for optional connection to computer (cable included)

Product overview

• Transfers your slides and negatives directly onto an SD card (included)
• Standalone operation—no computer necessary!
• USB port for optional connection to computer (cable included)
• Works with iPad® via Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
• Large colour LCD screen, automatic exposure and colour balance controls
• Image editing software included for Mac and PC

Rediscover Your Slides and Negatives

With Film 2 SD Plus, you can enjoy your old pictures with the latest technology. Instantly scan 35mm slides and negatives to the included SD card and view them on any of today's popular digital devices that have SD card slots on them: digital picture frames, televisions, mobile phones, computers, and other devices.

The Easy Way to Relive Your Memories
Film 2 SD Plus is fast and easy to use. Just one button starts the scan, and the convenient auto focus, auto exposure, and auto-color balance mean you don't have to be a photo whiz to make great digital images—you'll be reliving all of your treasured memories in no time.

Stunning Clarity
With its ultra-high resolution 14 megapixel scanner, Film to SD Plus captures your pictures with vibrant clarity. The large color LCD screen shows you a real-time preview of your scan, making it easy to position each picture and scan tons of images quickly and easily.

Convenient SD Card Included
Film 2 SD Plus comes with an SD card, a simple, convenient, and reliable way to store your pictures and move them from one device to another. Simply scan your slides and film negatives onto the SD Card, then insert the SD card into a compatible digital picture frame, television, mobile phone, or computer and enjoy your pictures on the big screen.

Share Online Easily
You can also connect Film 2 SD Plus directly to your computer. Scan your images, then share them instantly! Email those classic family reunion pics to relatives across the country. Share rare photos of family and friends online. With Film 2 SD Plus, you can finally bring those wonderful memories back to life.

Edit your images
Add effects to your images with crop, enhance and colour options and reduce red eye with the included software. The software in compatible with Windows XP(SP2), Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac OS X 10.5-10.8.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Considerably better than the combined photo/slide scanner (which is truly dreadful) but, the quality of scans is still a bit disappointing. For about the same money, an Epson V370 flatbed scanner does a much better job (although much slower and less convenient because you need a computer to control it). On the positive side, the output quality is perfectly fine for social media uploads and it is very quick and simple to use.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor Quality I bought this several weeks ago. The Auto focus and Auto Exposure are very hit and miss. The focus in particular was poor. I played my 35mm colour slides back on my slide projector and they were perfect and in good focus. Put the slide into the ION Film 2SD plus . Transferred to SD card in both 5 mega pixels and 10 mega pixels. Transferred to my PC. And than got a photo out of focus. Big shame. I have over 800 slides to convert. I took it back for a refund.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Ion Film 2 slide scanner Poor quality construction very light plastic. The unit performed quickly and easily resolution not up to the standard of an Epson but passable, however the unit will not work with a Mac system with an OS newer than Leopard which was discontinued ore than 2 years ago!
Date published: 2016-07-07
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Quality not great The box says "ultra high resolution scanner". It's not a scanner as such: it's a camera pointing at a backlit film but I knew that when I bought it yesterday. Although it no doubt does have a 14MP sensor the optics are nowhere near that resolution - image quality is mostly much much poorer. The fact that some scanned negs are substantially better than others would seem to indicate that the problem is the film surface is not being accurately enough held in focus by the lens and film carrier. Unfortunately it seems to be random which come out sort-of sharp and which are blurred. And it's not the negatives - they are sharp (from a quality SLR used by a former professional film cameraman). Most are barely good enough for a 6x4 print but not for any bigger. Dust and scratches on old negatives are as unsharp as the image. A 14MP image of a 35mm neg ought to be showing film grain: it doesn't. JPEGS come out between 1 and 2Mb each, similar to those from a 14MP compact digital camera. However whilst a 14MP camera can produce sharp 20x16 prints, the best even good 35mm negatives can produce through this scanner are about 7x5 and many are much worse - unsharp even at 6x4. I am regretfully returning this: if it had even consistently given a sharpish image I'd have kept it. I did not expect wonders, but I hoped to be able to make some new 10x8 prints from old negatives and use some of the images for web pages. Sorry Maplins.
Date published: 2016-03-19
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Type Film to SD scanner
Slide/Film Types Supported 35mm slides &negatives
Memory Card Slot Yes
Memory Card Compatibility SD
Display Type LCD
Scanner Resolution 14 Megapixel
Compatible Operating Systems Windows XP(SP2), Vista, 7 and 8, Mac OS X 10.5-10.8
Minimum System Requirements 500 MB of hard drive space or better
1GB memory or better
Intel Pentium IV 1.6 GHz or equivalent AMD Athlon or better (Windows)
NVIDIA MX440 or ATI 9200 or higher (Windows)
PowerPC G4 800 MHz processor or equivalent (Power PC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor recommended)(Mac)
a free USB port
1024 x 768 colour monitor is recommended
Software Included Yes
Package Contents Film 2 SD Plus
(2) Slide and Negative Holders
SD Card
USB Cable
Video Cable
Power Supply
Software CD
Quickstart Guide
Safety & Warranty Manual

do you supply the spare negative holders for these

Asked by: andy
On this occasion Maplin do not stock a product that exactly meets your requirements, or indeed anything close enough to offer you as an alternative.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2017-08-28

Will this unit work with Windows 10, please?

Asked by: William
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item, as this is not the manner for which it was designed to be used.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-12

I have a rapid feeder from an Ion Slides Forever scanner which no longer works. Will the rapid feeder fit this model?

Asked by: Jemp
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-11-16

Where can I buy spare slide holders from?

Asked by: Chris J
These may be able to be obtained from ION themselves.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2015-12-10

Will this work with Windows 10

Asked by: Gerry
The device can be operated without being connected to a computer at all, and has been tested for compatibility right up to Windows 7. Ion have not tested the unit with Windows 10
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2015-09-24

What is warranty on this item?

Asked by: Terry
To ensure peace of mind each product comes with our 12 month guarantee .
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-08-29

Can I use it with larger negatives eg. 3 x 2

Asked by: Arthur
The slides are loaded into a carrier which is passed through an aperture on the side (as shown in the picture). It is designed for use with 35mm slides and negatives only.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-10-05

Does this work with windows 8

Asked by: mart16
Yes windows 8 is a supported operating system for this device.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17
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