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.
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.