Summary: I have about 250 or so slides from around the 1930s, very well maintained by my family. I finally got around to breaking them open to archive them digitally. I needed a slide-capable, fast, high resolution scanner, and that's exactly what I got. It scans 4 slides at a time, scans very true colorwise to the original, high res pics. A very handy feature is that it saves the 4 slides as individual pic files, so i don't have to cut and paste in order to separate them.
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner. I am very impressed by the professionalism of its features. It is very complex. I scanned in over 100 color slides and some negatives and am very pleased with the results. And considering its' complexity I consider it pretty easy to use.
Summary: I bought this scanner primarily to scan old photos, negatives and slides into digital format. It does a pretty decent job on all three formats. It seems to be a bit slow but since this is my first scanner, what do I know??? It will also scan documents into .jpg's, bitmaps or pfd pictures - in pdf you can make multiple pic files.
Summary: I don't scan a ton of material, but I do it enough that I wanted an inexpensive, but quality scanner. You can get up to 4800 dpi (dots per inch) resolution which is greater than most photography shops use (Walgreens, etc.) However, you must have a quality printer and photo paper to see the results. This has all the basics, like scanning directly to Email and creating PDF's.
Summary: Like many boomers, we've been wanting to digitize our 35mm slides, as well as a few B&W and color negatives. I'd been researching film scanners for several months and had decided against the $500 Nikon, which apparently has problems with Kodachrome slides, and was considering Epson's $450 V700 when I chanced on the announcements for this little beauty. SO GLAD we waited! We've scanned over 200 slides so far, and continue to be impressed, amazed, really at the quality.
Summary: I am very pleased with this scanner. I have scanned about 2000 slides, and I'm very pleased. I found the software very easy to use. It has a auto mode and I used it. I saw no reason to use the other settings but it's nice to know I can if needed. Prints turn out great also.
Summary: After much research and recommendation, we purchased the Epson scanner. The first one arrived and wouldn't work correctly. After calling the manufacturer, we discovered it was defective. I immediately contacted Amazon and my new scanner arrived in days without costing me anything extra. (Just as a side note, Amazon was great about the return!!) As soon as I got the new scanner, I started to scan my 35mm photos and negatives.