Just received my scanner this afternoon. Ran a test scan after the really simple setup, and could not believe the quality of the scan compared to my old scanner.
So far I have used this scanner for slides and photos. Some of the slides were 50+ years old and were faded. Some also had dust that would not come off using a gentle microcloth and air brush. The scanner did an excellent job removing dust and restoring color. There were a few that I still had to bring into Photoshop, but overall the scanner did an excellent job. I do have an issue with Epson, though. I had an excellent Epson photo scanner that was almost as good as this scanner and had lots of used left in it. Epson quit updating its software after Windows XP so it became a huge paperweight. Yes, there is alternate software out there that will operate the scanner, and according to reviews does a good job. However, the cost of the software was over half the price of the V600 scanner. I opted for the new scanner which has some improved technology. In effect, Epson forces the user to buy a new scanner or buy after-market software that you hope will continue to do a good job with your equipment.
Bought as a high end stand alon scanner that was able to scan 35 mm film, 35 mm transparencies, 120 mm film and 116 mm film. It gives great scans that I use to sell prints I make from them. It took some trial and error to figure the correct settings but in the end I am so pleased with my choice of this scanner.
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