I use this scanner to mainly convert Black and White negatives, color negatives and color positive film in to digital images. I have small size film through 120 roll film and have also scanned strips through 4 x 5 in cut film when the image allows me to crop it in a panorama manner. I was amazed at the ability of the color restoration ability to correct off color and faded Ektachrome slides. The Digital Ice works quite well to correct blemishes including removal of some hair and dust from the images. I am very pleased with the ability. Only wish it could scan 4 inch wide film. That would allow me to work with 4x5 film on the scanner.
Does an excellent job scanning transparencies and negatives but transparency light in lid is only 2.9'' X 9.5". You can not scan full 8" X 10" contact sheets with this scanner, you must upgrade to the V700 to be able to do that. I didn't catch this in the specifications before i bought it and ended up giving it away and buying the V700. Disappointing... my old Epson Perfection 4990 Photo scanned 8" X 10" transparencies and negatives before its belt mechanism broke.
I have scanned nearly 8,000 35mm slides and negatives with the V600 scanner. I have found it to be easy to use; I use it almost exclusively in full automatic mode. At 600ppi I get a 3600 x 2400 pixel image from a 35mm slide or negative that looks very good on a 22-inch monitor. The only complaint I have is that, after about 7,000 scans, the scanner began to put a narrow black strip on three sides of the scanned image. That doesn't detract from the usefulness of the scan, and I can crop it off with Photoshop if I choose. I have recommended the scanner to a colleague, who is using it in the office with good results. For the money I don't think anyone could expect more. Now, doggone it, I have to come up with metadata for those nearly 3,000 scans!
Bought the V600 to replace an older brand X photo scanner due to incompatibility with Windows 7. Very pleased overall with results, especially when using Pro settings. To speed up the scanning process (I have thousands of slides to digitize), I'm using the Home mode and accepting the narrower selection of editing features. Wish the 35mm slide tray was a little more exact as there is slop around the slides, and every slide has to be manually adjusted in preview to capture the entire image. Takes quite a while to scan, but since it is pretty much automatic, I do other tasks in between changing out slides and doing the preview adjustments. Have done a number of old photos as well and am quite happy with the restored results. Also would be nice if Epson offered carriers for other than the 35 mm and med format- have seen some offered by outside vendors but not too sure if they would work.
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