I have hundreds of negatives, positives (slides) and photos that I would like to put on CDs or DVDs, or in albums, or even make 8 x 10 photos for framing. Also, many Ektachrome slides taken around 50 yiears ago have now deteriorated to almost a monochrome brownish-orange, not suitable for any use. I had a good film scanner (no photos), but it had no features like adjusting resolution or color restoration. When I changed from Windows XP to Windows 700 and Vista, it no longer worked. A friend told me that he bought an Epson V600 about a year earlier that would scan negatives, slides, and photos and that it had features like selecting resolution and color correction. After researching it and viewing comments, I ordered one. It had one defect in that there was a tiny white spot, apparently under the glass where it could not be reached to clean. Epson was very helpful in troubleshooting, and sent a replacement along with instructions to return the defective one. I tested it in all modes, including restoring the color on an Ektachrome slide, and I was very pleased with the results. I would highly recommend it to anyone. One addtional comment. When my friend recommended it, I researched it and noted the price had gone up something like 20%, maybe a little less. I decided to think it over, and the next day decided I would go ahead and order it. I found that the price had gone up overnight close to another 8% or so. It is still worth it, and it was just a little over 1/2 what I paid for my original scanner that had no editing featuires and would not scan photos.
I purchased the V600 because I have been looking for a scanner that would enable me to scan old negatives from the family. The V600 does an excellent job on 35mm, slides, but especially medium sized negatives. To date I have scanned in about 600 medium size negatives of all sizes 2.5 x2.5, 2.5 x 3.5, 2.5 x 4.5 also smaller negatives 1.75 x 1.75 that can be placed inside the holder, lining them up straight was the only problem. Overall I say this is a great scanner, does the job well and I would recommend it to a friend.
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 works very well on 2.25 x 2.25 black and white negatives I had from the family archives. Most only do 35mm, so this was the one I needed. I had an older model Epson scanner so this was an easy hook up and run.
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