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?
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.
Summary: I am a color and black and white photographer and do-it-yourself developer. I recently purchased this scanner as my old CanoScan could not handle my film and has limited software. Pros: - True optical resolution of around 2400 dpi. This is so-so.
Summary: I purchased an Epson 4490 from Amazon over a month ago, and found the lack of an instruction manual strange; the "cover sheet" was pretty skimpy as to details. I had trouble immediately with the manual mode of Epson Twain screen showing up; it simply didn't.
Summary: This scanner is fantastic. The scan quality is ridiculously good for the price (I was debating between the 4490 and the 4990, the latter being $[...] more expensive, and I can't imagine the 4990 being enough better to be worth it). Scan speeds are acceptable, but not remarkable.
Summary: I had read earlier reviews before purchase and was aware of a possible irritating noise. I had hoped this problem corrected by Epson before my new 4490 scanner arrived. Unfortunately, there was a really nasty grinding noise every time I used the scanner.
Beautiful scans, but weak flimsy plastic breaks too easily
D. Coral, Amazon
27 March 2006
Summary: After using my previous Epson Perfection 1640SU for about 5 years, I finally upgraded to the 4490 Photo. The scans are beautiful, and I expected the same quality workmanship that kept the 1640SU working for many years.
Summary: I thought I was going to get more for my $230 with this scanner. Photos and slides are out of focus, and I think I know why: Epson shipped this scanner out with some sort of residue caked onto both glass surfaces. I've tried three times to remove it, and I can only get 95% That bugs me.
Summary: Nel prossimo futuro spero che la carta in ufficio sparisca o almeno si riduca di molto! Per avvicinarsi a questo obiettivo (per il momento solo un sogno) lo scanner in ufficio è, a mio avviso, indispensabile! Detto, fatto! Sulla scrivania da qualche mese c'è l'Epson Perfection 4490 Office!