Summary: I just set up my Epson Perfection V600 scanner. Setup was a breeze. I just followed the instruction sheet. My first project was scanning 35mm slides I shot almost 30 years ago. I scanned at the highest resolution with dust reduction on. I thought these images would take forever to scan based on my past experience with other scanners. The Epson took about a minute per slide and produced excellent quality images at approximately 7200x4800.
Summary: like other hardware items i have purchased, there is always a learning curve. i take it all scanners are some what slow, but i should figure out the most efficient ways to operate the scanner. Good scanner, maybe great as I get to know it with use. The investment is worthwhile. i have thousands and thousands of photo, slides and negatives. Do I have the time to actually capture them to a digital format? Epson has given me the tool to start and find out.
Summary: This scanner is what we have been looking for a long time. It takes a little time to get used to it and the software, but copies of my old slides come out just like the originals. We have tried several of the cheaper, all-in-one small copiers, but all have been returned. They do not reproduce slides very well at all. Go for the Epson V600 and you won't be sorry. Bill W.
Summary: To early to review this scanner. Just purchased couple week's ago. I like the quality of the scan's. I hope it last longer than the last two Epson scanners. I'm disappointed that the scanners don't last long. I own Epson perfection 3170 and V-500 photo scanners. Neither one is working now. Thanks to Epson for giving me price break on this scanner which makes me feel better.
Excerpt: My daughter Veterinary Clinic Manager ask if I can put the negative over 300 frames into CD or DVD first I though that I have to scan the negative one by one then do another procedure in developing the negatives, since I never have photo scanner though I do vhs and 8mm conversion to DVD (juncd -) this is my very first time using the scanner for negatives.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Excellent Software, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible, Works on Network
Excerpt: This is a surprisingly good product to set up and run. After reading some negative comments about the set-up and the instruction manual, I was wary. However, within 2 hrs. I was making very good scans from slides. The Adobe Photoshop Elements 11 included is obsolete by 2 versions, so I wouldn't consider that a plus. The plastic holders for the slides and film feel flimsy, so I will handle with care.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Excerpt: I use this scanner to scan my 35mm negatives (color and b&w) with hopes to add in some 120 medium format. Simply put, for the price it is an excellent purchase. Easy to use, the software is fairly intuitive, and the bundled Photoshop Elements lets me do quick alterations on the fly. Highly recommended for film scanning.
Pros: Accurate Color, Easy To Set Up, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible