Summary: I have had this scanner for a very log time and it worked great..but...now I have a new computer with windows 7 (64bit). Epson does not have a driver for this scanner for 64 bit systems...Bummer!
Summary: I bought this scanner used because I wanted to see if 1600 dpi is a good enough improvement over a 1200 dpi HP Scanjet 3500c in the task of scanning Black and White Plus-X film negatives, and color negatives also. I found that the Epson sounds smoother for the scans, and the bundled CD-ROM had some smoothly running software that was easy to install into Windows XP.
Summary: I bought it because I needed to scans slides and negatives. It took me a long time to get the scanner operational. I discovered after many download attempts that the USB cable that I received with the scanner was defective. Then I needed the Smart Panel software, which wasn't available as a download. Fortunately I had a CD from a 1670 scanner that worked. The seller and Epson were very helpful in resolving these problems.
Summary: This scanner, and possibly other Epson(tm) products will not work in CS3. Epson needs to update their drivers; a problem which they refuse accept responsibility for. It works perfectly for anything pre-CS3, but if you plan on upgrading at some point, you may be better off continuing your research. I have also heard reports that it is not just a mac problem, but I can't verify that.
Summary: The Epson 1650 yielded satisfactory results while it lasted. However, it recently began making noise like gears being stripped and promptly gave up the ghost. I've been wondering how far I could throw the thing. I'll try H.P. next time.
Excerpt: I recently used the Epson ’s model Perfection 1650 scanner and I would like to share what I like and what I don’t about it. Maybe its best feature is its ability to scan both photo prints and slides or 35 mm filmstrips. Despite the fact that digital cameras are so widely used nowadays there are people that still use analog cameras. So, you might want to scan your slides or filmstrips. The scanner has resolution of 1600×3200-dpi.
Does descreening on magazine pics as well as slides
John Kalinich, Amazon
10 November 2002
Summary: A great scanner, but it took a little time for me to set it up with the software. Called service at Epson and was so impressed with them. Problem I had with setup was that I had not uninstalled my UMAX software (previous scanner) and there were conflicts. Once I took it off, no problem.
Summary: Bought for scanning several family photo albums onto CDs for members of the family. 800+ pictures later, the 1650-Photo is still buzzing along without any gliches. Installation was easy, done with clear printed directions (onto a Mac G4 running OS 9.2) The scanner does a quick pre-scan to produce an image you can see to make whatever adjustments for framing, color, contrast, shadow & highlight levels you desire.