... I cant emagin why epson discontinued it its the best scanner I have ever had and the seller sent ...
Carole A. Bradley, Amazon
24 September 2014
Summary: I bought this scanner to replacemy scanner that was damaged due to a roof leak I cant emagin why epson discontinued it its the best scanner I have ever had and the seller sent it much earlier than expected
Summary: Epson has continued with great support on this professional grade scanner. Everything up to Win 7 32/64 bit has driver downloads at Epson from Win98 to Win 7, Mac, and there is even links to Linux 4 versions of Perfection 3170 drivers by Epson, although they say they do not support. For those who say this scanner is slow, this scanner has a real optical resolution (not interpolated) of 3200x6400. That's about the highest resolution offered to consumers.
Summary: Good scanner. Louder than i wish while scanning (but not extreme). Wish that push-buttons were a bit more programmable...you can assign some programs/actions, but would like better options. I generally just use the included software rather than the physical buttons. Good quality, fast scans.
Summary: I like this scanner. Infact I have brought two of them. They are worth the money as long as you can get it to work with your other programs. Sometimes its stubborn. Xp is great,can do Vista but needs to be installed a few times. I love it because it seperates my photos. I can put 1-6 photos and it recognizes them. Just remember to put a small space between the photos or it will scan it as one large one.
Beware - Ghastly for medium format scanning purposes
18 April 2009
Excerpt: I purchased this scanner specifically because it supposedly can scan medium format. The holder is a terrible size / configuration for scanning large slides, despite this scanner having a good sized transparency window. Even if you can get your slide lined up correctly the software is AWFUL and will not recognize a slide about half of the time. The only way to fix this is to buy a 3rd party scan holder such as available from betterscanning.com.
Pros: Does the job for photos and 35mm
Cons: software is awful for scanning transparencies and film other than 35mm