Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection 4990 Photo
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R. Lankaranian, Amazon
17 March 2007
Summary: I bought this scanner for scanning x-rays & slide films. It does a very poor job of doing both. The software is very primative with few options. I see no difference between the quality & performance of this scanner as compared with one that you would pay $99 for.
Summary: I bought the 4990 to reproduce photos and slides. To steal a line fron another review, the results are suitable for refrigerator art, but just barely. Photos made from slides are particularly terrible. I would say results from any enlargement are unsatisfactory for any purpose. I don't blame Epsen. Their products are generally as good as their competitors, often better.
Summary: This scanner did several transparencies very well. When we tried a regular scan, the belt made a harsh grinding noise. The office directly across from mine even commented on hearing it. The weird thing is that with this terrible noise is that the scan was great. If you can handle a loud, grind...great pick-up.