Summary: My new Epson V600 may be a good product, but....Epson badly needs an operating manual. There is many ways to access this scanner, with different results. I need an instruction manual!!!!! Going back and forth with trial and error is just too time consuming.
Summary: This product does not come with any manual. By trial and error I think I can make it do what I bought it for, but that took a lot of trial and error, and I have no information about other things it might be able to do. For example, there is no explanation of the function of the four button on the front of the unit. There is no need for a 100-page manual, but a straight forward 10-page manual would greatly enhance the unit.
Summary: I am very disappointed with my scanner! This is a replacement for one I bought new that quit within a month and even your tech department couldn't get it to work. Then they sent this refurbished machine as a replacement. It worked for a short while and I worked with it and finally was able to get it to work with other programs (I.e. Word), but It will still not work with its own program. I have download the program several times, but never has helped.
Summary: As a photographer dealing with mostly film, a proper film scanner was essential to digitize my workflow to not only make sure copies of my negatives, but to also share them online. So, after researching countless of scanners, I settled on the V600, which supposedly was the 'upgraded' version of their entry V500 model with slight changes.
Excerpt: Great scanner bad film holders. The software is OK but I have not tried anything very complicated with it. The film holders are nearly useless. The 35mm are hard to load if there is any curl in the negatives. Sanning a single 35mm photo negative is impossible. It would be great if they added something to match the 35mm sprocket holes. The other negative holder fits only one negative dimension. It is for 2 1/4 wide negatives. It just barely holds the negative.
Excerpt: I had been using an Epson Perfetion 1650 fpr several years with a Windows XP machine and when I went to use it on a newer Windows 7 machine there were no drivers from Epson that would work and I was forced to buy this newer scanner which is OK, but the interface software does not have the easy features of the older machine. For example with the 1650 I could easily change the amount of reduction or magnification and I canot find the same feature with the V600.