Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
Great scanner, to bad it's stuck with windows!
Just received the V700 scanner. I usually run Linux, but was having a few difficulties, so I loaded a version of Windows 8 that I have for this type of problem. The software loaded and is running fine although I haven't had much time to play with the device. I stuck a number of slides (Kodachrome from the 50's) in and the software picked the positive transparency option and loaded each into its own file, nice. Although pretty slow, it's still faster than I can do it... I would recommend this to others.
The film holders are quite delicate and I worry about breaking them, so I need to be extra careful as this is why I purchase the device, for film scanning especially large format (4x5 inch). From what I've seen it does a good job.
Living without windows is a dream, too bad I had to regress to it to use the best parts of this product.
November 21, 2013
Finally bought one for home
I used a V700 for several years at work and when I saw a sale, saving over $100, I could not resist. The V700 is great for everything (film or print) you need to image; books are a little tricky and be careful of copyright issues. I highly recommend this scanner!
November 19, 2013
Wonderful scanner for photographers
I have been using this jewel to scan old prints, slides, and film, all with excellent results for some time now. Never a problem. Well, until Mavericks came along--and that is getting fixed. No other scanner I have had has come close to this quality.
When I use up my ink on old photo printer, an Epson will be in the works, given my experience with this scanner.
November 3, 2013
I have used this wonderful scanner for 8 X 10 negatives as well as fabric samples that my wife uses for her instructions. Very versatile and easy to use. It could not be better.
October 24, 2013
Fits my workflow and does just what I need
The V750 Scanner does everything I need it to do. I can scan 35mm, medium format, and 4 X 5 negatives, and flat art as well. I do not use most of the image adjustment controls as my scans go through Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS6 for post processing. As with all scanners you have to know about resolution and how to make a proper clean scan. There are resolution charts available on the net, I use them. The scanning software is good, but not knock out great. I've adjusted to it by now and have no problems. I'm glad I purchased this scanner and would recommend it to advanced amateurs and professionals only.
October 21, 2013
Excellent Quality Beautiful tonal range!
The Epson V750 Pro Scanner I purchased is the best investment by far. It's very user friendly great quality with professional results. I have a large collection of film,slides,2x2,4x6 negatives etc. which I'm converting to digital,and this scanner is getting the job done beautifully. I also like that it is compatiable with my Windows PC 7 system.
October 1, 2013
I bought this unit to scan in all my old 35mm negatives. I had no trouble setting it up immediately with my Win7 desktop. The ICE feature works real well while scanning in scratchy negatives. The scratches disappear and the scan looks good. For well-kept negatives without scratches, turn off ICE for a sharper image. I use 2800 resolution, unsharp mask on, and dust removal medium. If you use dust removal high, some small rocks will disappear from the road or hillsides. The results look way better and truer than any scanner I have used before. Now for the bad part. It looked new in the box but the top of the lid looks like some chemical was spilled onto it and some of the gray color was bleached out in blotches. No way does that curtail any functionality. The second thing is the 35mm film holders have two tabs on the right side that fit into alignment holes in the scanner body. After 30 loads the tabs cracked then a day later broke off the holders. I was able to glue them back on with Household Goop so now the tabs are way stronger than stock. I would suggest Epson come up with thicker plastic for the tabs. Or else go ahead and apply some Household Goop on both sides of the tabs where they connect to the holder before they crack. Other than that, it is nice to see all my old pics in high def and perfect color!
September 20, 2013
I purchased this unit partially based on the description that it worked both with firewire and USB. The unit I received does not have a firewire port. The box, documentation and Epson's website say that it has firewire. Very poor job Epson!!!!!!!!!!!!!
September 3, 2013
I have had this scanner since 2007. Over the years, I've scanned hundreds of 35mm & 120 slides & negatives. Even though it was a flat bed scanner, it did a very good job scanning all that. I've also been able to scan negatives using the Film Area Guide and it was just like making contact sheets in the darkroom. Very nice.
August 26, 2013
The scanner is nice and produce good image. And a good scanner software is involved in the package. It makes it easy to use. For documents and films, Epson 750M gave me good result. I appreciate the scanner, and it's useful for me to scan my films and convert to digital images.
August 4, 2013