I'm digitizing very old 35mm slides and negatives (color and B&W negatives) as well as large quantities of color 126 negatives that my wife took when the terrible Kodak Instamatic camera was foisted on the public (OK for small prints, but nothing else). The quality of the scans is excellent, and the Digital ICE technology has saved many images that the ravages of time have degraded. I had to purchase a 126 film holder, and the process of digitizing these images is rather tedious. I wish the process for this film format were as streamlined as for 35mm negatives. But that's the only shortcoming for my digitizing requirements. All in all, it's a fantastic scanner.
I bought this product to make copies of my parents old Kodak Disk negatives...the copies are blurry and small. Copies of positive photographs and cropping for those types of images are really good.
I purchased the V600 mid-year 2015. I have been taking photos since 1957 (my first camera was a Kodak Starflash). I am scanning my negatives to be able to give my three sons all of the photos my wife and I have shoot over nearly 50 years of marriage, and all of them growing up. The Epson is the best scanner I have tried (had three prior to the Epson). I scan the negatives using ICE and then sometimes touch them up in Adobe Lightroom. 40,000 neagatives and still going strong...LOVE THE EPSON V600!!!!!
The V600 machine is a good overall scanner - it comes with slide and negative holders for 35mm and 120 film - I bought it for scanning old medium format negatives since our old Epson scanner would only do 35mm film and single 35mm slides. The standard settings for 120 film include 6x6 (cm), 6x7, 6x8 and 6x9. In professional mode, with old square 120 negatives (many from an old Hawkeye Kodak Brownie camera my parents owned) the preview would show one frame properly identified and all subsequent frames offset. Each subsequent frame had to be individually selected from the Normal preview. This is a tedious, time consuming process. The images are great though. It's a trip through time to see prints from negatives that are 50 to 65 years old that my parents and grand parents took. I have better results in general using the dust removal option over the ICE option. ICE can add odd things especially in shadowed areas. I also have an odd negative size, in strips, that is in between the 35mm and 120 film size for which no holder exists. I may have to buy a custom or resizeable negative holder for these. I'll submit more when I have more experience with it.
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