Summary: It's very slow feeding in the film and the resolution is poor in my opinion. I think it's faster to just load the film onto a template of a newer scanner- one that has better resolution and features. I feel I wasted $100 in this purchase. Regualar scans are ok on the flat bed itself.
Summary: This was purchased on Ebay. The unit never worked properly, poor image quality and extensive problems with software until the unit quit completely. Epson tech support was unable to resolve issues and claimed the unit has a defective lens requiring replacement of the cover panel. Epson later advised that this product was discontinued due to undisclosed problems.
Summary: Mine never worked (defective USB port). Seller won't replace it unless you buy an expensive coverage (costs 10%-20% of unit!!!). Epson replacement policy seems nonexistant. So far I wasted 1 hour on the phone with tech support + 20 min wait time (which you apparently have to do even if you are positive you got a brick).
Summary: negatives take years to process through wont do b&w negs taht are not on a strip even though it says it can support is worthless have to take screen out to do negatives have to take screen out to do slides and only 1 at a time the previous model did 4 at a time, get a better product elsewhere
Summary: This may be one of the best scanner bargains you will find. My 5 year old Canon scanner was getting a little flaky on me, so, based on other reviews I have read, I ordered up this Epson. My mother-in-law was about to clebrate her 80th birthday and wanted "one of those fancy photo DVD's" of her life to show on a TV during her celebration party (what a cool lady).
Summary: The film scanner on this thing is fantastic. You just feed in your strip of negs and within seconds it gives thumbnails of the entire strip. I do both black and white and color and it gives perfect renditions each time. My experience has been poor with film scanners until now. The software is very user friendly plus it comes bundled with Epson's photo imaging software instead of that crappy adobe photoshop most vendors throw in.
Summary: Purchased this to replace an HP Scanjet with which I was happy until it died. Reviews on CNET and Consumer Reports for this unit were solid. It installed with Windows XP SP2 without any hiccups. Scans of docs and photos are outstanding. The accompaning software is useful without being obnoxious. Holding my breath to see how it works with a Vista upgrade... 12 Dec 07 Follow-up: Scanner still working as advertised. Vista recognized it with no problems.