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Epson Perfection 2580 Photo

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Overall 4
4.0

Epson is nice but won't last long

Jack The Geezer "Jack The Geezer", Amazon
19 September 2007
  • Summary: I got this scanner for Christmas last year. It was refurbished and only cost $80. Besides the price, I liked the negative feeder feature- a strip of 6 35mm negs can be fed in and the little motor whirrs and pulls in the strip to do one at a time. Pretty slick- Look Ma, no hands! I set it up and began scanning with no problem. Then, after 4 months and 500 6 frame film strips, the feeder belts began to slip.
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Overall 4
4.0

I'm underwhelmed with the Epson 2580

tonga, Amazon
28 December 2005
  • Summary: I run a graphics studio, and use a scanner several times a day for photos, printed material, even small items such as jewelry that require some depth of field from the scanner. Because we have so much dedicated software that runs native in OS9, we're holding out on the Big Upgrade to OSX as long as we can. Last year I researched a new scanner to buy while we still had a choice of OS9 driver scanners, finally selecting an HP Scanjet 4400c.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0

Disappointing

hansonjb, epinions.com
19 June 2005
  • Excerpt: We've had Epson scanners since the 636u. We got the 1200u and 1240 u were very happy.
  • Pros: Looks nice.
  • Cons: Not fast enough Noisy--irritating whining sound--much louder than other scanners
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Overall 4
4.0

Wasted hours

T. Geyer, Amazon
14 June 2005
  • Summary: I bought this scanner with the intention of scanning in all my daughter's wedding negatives. After investing at least five hours muddling around with the inept software that came with the scanner, I finally figured out the non-intuitive method required to save settings and repeat the process of scanning negative strips. Long story short, after spending dozens of hours more scanning in negatives, I realized every image had a reddish cast to it.
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Overall 4
4.0

Trouble in the very beginning

Hsin-Yi Lee, Amazon
8 June 2005
  • Summary: I have read all the review regarding this product from all the web I can find. Finially I decided to buy it. The first step is to install the software. Since I know it could get me into trouble if I did not follow the instruction, I carefully unpacked it and began to install the software. Just right in the stage of installing "Epson Smart Panel," it encountered problem of "can't find appinst.ini" I ignored it and installed the rest of it anyway.
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Overall 4
4.0

Auto feed is tricky

tjb, Amazon
31 December 2004
  • Summary: I bought the 2580 because of the capability to automatically scan 35mm negatives. While it takes some time scanning each frame, loading the negatives in the auto feed is tricky. Sometimes several tries are necessary. However, the most disturbing problem is film jams. After about 50 negative scans a strip jammed in the feeder, requiring a manual removal using the feed knob (underneath the top lid). After removing the film, the auto feed no longer works.
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