Summary: I hate this scanner. I have tried several weeks to scan unmounted slides and negatives and it keeps trimming them. I have turned off the trimming, tried different settings and continues not to get the original full size of the negative and unmounted slide. It can't even see low key lighting or underexposed exposures in my negatives. I m going to get rid of this as soon as possible and buy a Canon scanner. This thing has been a wast of my money and time.
Summary: It is probably a good feeder but there are absolutely no instructions with it. I have had it for 2 weeks, have not been able to figure out how it works, nor could an equipment dealer figure it out and he sells office equipment.
Summary: I bought this to scan in the bazillion photos I have and I may as well have bought a cheap photo scanner. The reason I didnt was so I could do a bunch at once and leave it rather than feed them individually. Well I am pretty much having to feed them individually b/c they keep jamming. Just got it, sending it back!!
Summary: Placed book on scanner put lid down, and glass detached I'm a student at an art college and we have 10 of these scanners in all of the labs. I am an animation major and use the scanner a lot to scan in neg.'s and reams of hand drawn animation on 8.5 x 11 paper, so I am well versed in the use of this model and previous models of the Epson scanners.
Ivory-billed woodpeckers sound better than this...
Cathy Johnson (Kate) "artist/writer/naturalist", Amazon
1 June 2006
Summary: I bought one of these and the first one made the "horrible racheting noise" another reviewer mentioned, and from that point made striped and distorted scans. I thought it had been damaged in shipping, and made arrangements to return it, and ordered another. Things happen. The new one arrived today, and I installed it. It scanned beautifully and perfectly...the first 7 pieces of art. Then the horrible noise started up again, and I have stripes instead of artwork.