Not for Ancient or Odd sized Negatives Epson does not provide the Holders
6 September 2012
Summary: The scanner works fine. The instructions for us who are older and not technical gurus is lacking. What happened to the good old 1, 2 3 instructions. Where is there a "definition" of technical terms located? There are not enough of the proper negative holders in the correct sizes to scan the older negatives from the 1930's, 1940's or 1950's. Epson has catered to the 1960's + film and slides. We need holders for 620, 126 and Box camera film.
It works for film and should last longer than the better scanning kodak.
30 August 2011
Summary: The one I bought on ebay was damaged so I went to Amazon. This scanner is passable, but not great. I was using this for scanning 35mm film negative to electronic files. It does automatically convert the negative to positive, but the clarity is only so so. I had a Kodak 35mm scanner that took much better quality scans, but couldn't feed well and developed a hot pixel streak. This prompted me to purchase the 4490. The Epson is also slow.
You could pay more, but I doubt the results would be much better.
25 August 2011
Summary: Purchased this scanner to scan 35mm and Medium Format film. Scan quality is great, if somewhat slow. Software problems reported on other reviews have been non-existent running Windows Vista Home. For less than $100 paid on auction, couldn't be happier.
Summary: I already have a printer/scanner but I have literally thousands of slides & negatives that need to be scanned. Read reviews of other manufactuers scanners, but feel I got exactly what I wanted/needed. Only scanned slides so far, but they've all turned out excellent. The only down side about the scanner is the amount of time needed to scan 4 slides--21 to 24 minutes. During this time I do something else.