Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V700 PHOTO
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8 July 2014
Summary: Just bought a new desktop with win 8.1. I downloaded and installed the win 8.1 driver. It doesn't work. I still have to use my XP desktop to do a scan which works fine. So I know it's not the scanner.
Excerpt: I'm completely ambivalent about this scanner.On the one hand, it seems like it was designed to be quite high quality. It can be told to scan at resolutions higher, in certain instances, than the film emulsion and the lens that were used to make the original image. Great!On the other hand, the bundled LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast software has a number of issues that make me wonder how they can stay in business.
Pros: Easy To Set Up, Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution
Summary: I have around 7,000 slides to scan. I am a part-time professional, and high quality scans are important to me. The V700 did a fine job scanning the one print I tried, and I imagine it does a great job with documents. However, it did not measure up when it comes to slides. I have tried everything and learned a lot, but the scans are just not crisp. It's as if they are all a little out of focus (which, trust me, they are not). I am returning the scanner today.
Excerpt: The scanner works as advertised and its performance is "as required". The EPSON software meets the seem requirements and performance The Adobe and Silverfast software are so buggy and mal-functioning that they need to be salvaged. They are beyond redemption and take away from the scanner.
Pros: Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Set Up, Performance
Excerpt: so far (I've had the item less than a week) all I've done is scan 35mm film - but 120 and 4x5 are in the scanner's future. The scanner takes about 3 hours to scan a 24 exposure roll of 35mm film, somewhat slow...
Summary: You don't have many options for both 35 mm and 120. When researching this it seems the negative carriers and the software have been complained about for years-- especially the neg carriers --- and Epson hasn't improved them so many people buy 3rd party carriers. I'll be doing that soon too.
Excerpt: Have used the V700 on slides, B&W film, color film and color prints. Have not been able to remove dust and scratches from film. Don't know why. The dust removal settings don't seem to make much difference in the output. I already have Photoshop Elements, so the included software was redundant. Manual not very clear. I would give it about a three star.
Summary: Too difficult to use. Epson customer representative is outsourced overseas & can not understand English. Regret buy, should have bought a cheaper, simplier model to do same, if not, more things.
Summary: opened box inspected. No usb cable hadto use one from ext dr.. temp info vauge we have windows 7/64 and photoshop CS5 loaded. system keeps refering to web for update. will have to study all info sent to become familiar with Epson machine.
Excerpt: opened box inspected. No usb cable hadto use one from ext dr.. temp info vauge we have windows 7/64 and photoshop CS5 loaded. system keeps refering to web for update. will have to study all info sent to become familiar with Epson machine.