I have been using this scanner for about two years. I bought it to scan negative film and it does a great jpb. However, I originally bought it to scan 4" x 5" negatives. It does not do negatives that size. It scans color and black and white pictures and documents with great clarity. My only con is that it will not scan my 4" x 5" negatives. Mostly my fault for not reading the description of the scanner.
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!
I am blown away by the quality of HiRes scanning. I have been scanning old family photos, and when I set the scanner to its highest scanning ability I have been able to print old grainy sepia tone images, which were originally 5 x 7 in size, to large format beautiful b/w images with great detail! I LOVE this scanner!
This product does the job for me under the following situations. Scanning 6x9 color and b&w negatives in conjunction with Photoshop. The film holder does not support 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 sheet film. You will have to find a work around that suits your needs. The software works but could be improved. For the price I love the product it brings my 45 year old images to life.
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