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.
Does descreening on magazine pics as well as slides
9 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.