Summary: While Silverfast SE seems to serve no particular purpose, simply using Epson's "automatic" mode produces incredibly accurate duplicate colors of original transparencies (transparencies as seen on daylite box, scans seen on Synchmaster 192n, automatic default prints on Epson 2200 pigment printer. In other words, used as a plug-and-play system, with absolutely no tinkering or adjustment, it's nearly perfect.
Summary: This is an affordable professional scanner that rivals the quality of any negative scanner I have ever used. Its software is great, and is very straight forward. You will not go wrong with this scanner. I am a professional photographer, and have now made this the only scanner I use.
Summary: I bought this scanner because I have a ton of 4x5 sheet film negatives; some I've not yet printed. It sure beats making contact prints. It does an excellent job with 4x5 and 120 format film, along with 35mm negatives and slides. It has been (so far) dependable and trouble-free with Windows XP Home Edition and a USB 2.0 port. I highly recommend it.
Summary: I am so sorry that I did not look on Amazon.com first before I purchased this scanner last month. It is cheaper here then what I paid for it through another company. Besides that I also had to pay a 6% state sales tax. Believe me it does what it says it can do. I have old negatives from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's that were my dad's. Also 35 mm's. It did a great job on them. I have never done anything like them before. If I can do it anyone can. I am not computer savy.
And the best got even better...$100 rebate until 12/31/03
J. Combs "Electronics/Computer Geek", Amazon
19 November 2003
Summary: I read all the reviews here and have nothing more of value to add. It is an awesome scanner, Amazon had one of the best prices around and they delivered it free! I had it unboxed and connected to my Macintosh via firewire in less than 20 minutes (including software installs). I've spent an evening scanning photos, 3D objects, slides and negatives and give this scanner nothing, but high marks.
Great Scanner, Easy Setup, Kudos to Amazon for their Service
Alan E. Cook "Kingsley Press", Amazon
5 September 2003
Summary: I bought this scanner after a lot of research into scanners within my price range (under $500). This scanner's predecessor, the Epson Perfection 2450, consistently came out on top in user reviews. So, I came to Amazon, and found they had the best price on this newly released model. HOWEVER, when the scanner arrived, it had DUST UNDER THE GLASS. There was one VERY LARGE piece of debris under there that was particularly troubling.
Summary: UPDATE II, May 3, 2014: STILL. USING. THIS. SCANNER!!!!1! I am probably going to "semi-retire" it and go for a newer model of Epson Perfection. But that's not because this one didn't still have life left in it. It got some sort of goober underneath the glass (at least I think that's what it was) because no matter how hard I tried to clean it off, it wouldn't budge.
Summary: I'm flabergasted over this scanner!!!! What a versatile piece this is. I can scan pictures, negatives, slides, and most of all, shooting in 4X5 format a lot, I can scan the negatives and transparencies from my 4X5 as well. The clarity from this scanner, in my opinion, rivals scanners that are twice the price. Another big plus for me is the speed.
Summary: L'Epson Perfection 3200 Photo est un scanner de très bonne qualité qui scanne à la fois tous documents mais aussi côté photo, les diapos ou les négatifs. Dans le domaine de la photo ce scanner se place en très bonne position avec une qualité surprenante au final! Bien sûr si on prend la gamme au dessus de celui ci chez Epson, on a évidemment un petit plus, mais pour son prix et toutes ses fonctions il est inégalable.
Pros: Qualité, Fonctions, "Look"
Cons: Prends un peu de place mais le résultat le vaut bien !