For the price and for all that it does, I have to say it is overall a good product, but there are caveats. I previously had a 15 year old high-end Nikon Cool Scan II, which needed some repair but is out of service. So for my limited budget, I determined this was the best product; in addition to scanning negatives and slides, it also scans photos of which I now have many. My main purpose, though, is to scan old pre-digital negatives from the 80's and 90's. And I have come to the conclusion this flat-bed scanner is best for photos and that for my purpose a dedicated negative scanner would have been better. You scan negatives from a template which holds the negative strip on the flatbed which then scans using a focused beam to produce a very high resolution image. However, I found all of my scans so far produced have a glare through white space, which I was unable to correct via scanning or software manipulation. It could be the negatives, but I believe it has to do with the quality of the scan tech. It is also slow in the scan routine. I think this flat bed design is best for photos. FYI: During installation I was prompted to download a 'patch' for my Mac 10.12.2, which addresses a year-old negative review concerning compatibility.
I bought this scanner almost 2 months ago and I am amazed at how well it performs. Scanners came a long way in about 15 years since I bought my last one. Scanning negatives is so easy and results are so much better..
Been using Epson scanners since scanners were invented for home and business use. Nothing else comes close. This was purchased to test out the LED light source and to see how the colors of different types of paint reflect with LEDs as opposed to fluorescents. So far so good. The only thing I didn't realize was that the transparency adapter was not like their pas units. It only has a very small light source in the lid. I'm used to the ability to scan film or transparencies (like X-Rays) on the flatbed if necessary. But no biggie. We don't often scan film.
This scanner is easy quick. The flatbed is simple and I can scan film negatives in record time. This scanner is perfect for various size negatives. If you want to convert your analog film to digital and cannot afford a drum scanner, this is the perfect solution.
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