... scanner used 10 years ago and it still working like a champ
John Pena, Amazon
1 April 2015
Summary: I bought this scanner used 10 years ago and it still working like a champ. The detail is almost too good. the best electronic product I've ever owned. Wish all companies made this kind of quality today.
Great MF & LF scanner with important B&W dust and brightness-range
4 February 2013
Summary: Great unit for MF (hundreds for me!) and LF (thousands!), which is why I bought it. I consider it in a couple of important respects especially valuable: (1) it has a Dust Elimination routine (setable at three levels) which works for B&W as ICE does not..
This is the only scanner at an affordable price that can do the job.
8 May 2011
Summary: This is the scanner you need for any "old" negatives. yes, it will do the standard 35mm, etc. but it also does the old 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 as well as the 4"x5" medium format. The only thing I have not figured out how to do is "seperate" the negatives when you work on them.
Every time I've bought an Epson product I've regretted it.
16 March 2011
Summary: I bought this scanner mostly for it's 4x5" film capabilities. I have maybe a hundred of Kodachrome and B&W negs from the last 80 years. Canon does not have a current scanner with 4x5 capabilities (The 4 year old 9950F still sells for over $200 on the Bay! I've learned why!
Summary: I'm a photojournalist who needed a scanner for both photographic and business needs, and found it in the Epson Perfection 4870 Photo scanner. I've used it to scan both 35mm negatives and slides, and even used it to scan 4x5 B&W film negatives!
Summary: I use the epson 4870 to scan 120 negatives and I have found it to be excellent - easy to use, well made and gives reliably good results. Recently, I scanned the same negative with the epson 4870, the v500 and the v700 to determine if I should "upgrade" to a newer scanner.
Summary: This product is awesome. I have captured my 35 mm negatives directly to my computer and been able to correct a lot of frames the photo stores cannot. They have a standard way of printing which they set in the first few frames. My shots don't work that way.
Summary: I use this with my Apple G5 computer with the SilverFast software. I bought it to scan my large collection of 35mm, medium format (645 and 6x7) and 4x5 negatives. I found the software and computer very easy to set up and run with Adobe Photoshop or just by itself.
Summary: The scanner produces excellent professional grade results. The software that came with it made it easy to learn to use. Choices between levels of professionality, from home user to pro user mean that the sky is the limit when choosing settings to get you through the task you need to perform.