Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V500 Photo
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Best slide copier I've tried.
2 days ago
Summary: Great product. The software and scanner work great. I have tried several slide scanner and have been disappointed with the quality and color of the scans. I am very happy with this one. I think it takes about 3 minutes to scan 4 slides and the resolution is good. Detail is fine. I'm using an iMac.
Summary: I've been a hobby photographer for a very long time. I used to shoot 35mm film on a Minolta 7000 which was state of the art when it came out. This camera took excellent images of priceless memories of my family that I need to preserve for my kids and grand kids. I have to digitize several hundred images and now actually look forward doing it thanks to the V550.
Summary: I have used this excellent scanner for scanning and digitizing extensive collection of my photo prints as well as old 35 mm photo slides and color negatives, and everytime I got very good results. The machine is very reliable, I have used it for a number of years and it never gave any trouble - I have yet to change the light module in this machine. I would specially recommend it to photo enthusiasts.
Summary: I got this unit to replace my Epson Stylus Photo RX700- which is old and won't scan to the newer GB memory cards... only MB cards, which you can't find any more. I have been scanning old photos with this unit, using different modes- I use professional mode the most so I can crop a pic and change the target size before scanning.
Summary: I have some 220 slides from 1957 -68. I tried taking pictures of the slides, but the pink cast from degradation and different indoor exposures (outdoor were easier) made them very hard to adjust in Lightroom. I bought this scanner, snapped off the hinged holder for the 220 negs (it will snap back on) and put on three slides at a time, the center slide sitting on top of the first and last. I scanned at 48-bit and 3200 dpi. It takes my scanner about 9 min.
Summary: The first one I received was defective and had to return. Additionally, the USB cord was also defective. The replacement scanned 35 mm film ok but could not scan my 35mm slides as the holder was too large. The unit is not equipped to scan 10mm film. The scanner holders are very fragile & probably would break soon.The instruction manual is lacking in fully explaing the procedures and some trial is necessary.
Summary: I've been using Epson printers and scanners for close to 15 years. I do photo restoration as well as film scanning for clients. The restoration feature of the scanners has saved me more hours of work than I can count. And, the speed of the newer scanners is another huge time saver. I never fear when buying any Epson product.
Summary: Like the scanner - very easy to get up and running. But I am totally not impressed with the film holders. I don't think plastic can flow any thinner..! For a repetitive use item "Come On" put some plastic in it... ! The film frame is Very flimsy! I expect it to be broke within a month.
Summary: basically, the instructions for scanning a multi page PDF document are vague and when following them to the letter, it doesn't work-needless to say I'm very disappointed because scanning multi page documents to a PDF file was the reason I bought the scanner in the first place! It should not be that complicated especially when that feature is clearly a part of the scanner's operation.