Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V750-M Pro
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Beware outdated and toxic software
Peter D. Symes "petersymes", Amazon
30 July 2013
Summary: I think this is probably a great scanner, BUT the included third-party software is a series of disasters. The scanner ships with ABBYY FineReader® Sprint Plus 9.0 OCR that is silently installed from the Epson disk as part of the default installation. The version supplied disables all Microsoft Office 2013 applications -- any Office 2013 application will report "xxx has stopped working and will close.
Summary: My scanner got foggy in just over a year. I have barely done 50 scans on it. The result is in softer image after scanning. Basically, useless. Given the price, it is not acceptable. Its a nice scanner but the manufacturing quality is terrible. If you get lucky, I guess it is alright.
Summary: The document pad doesn't fit in the scan window, leaving the document floating on the glass, not pressed against it. The scan window crops the documents if the document is placed in the corner with the arrow, both top and side. The lower scan window has a cloudy area underneath the glass (dirt cloud).
Excerpt: The document pad doesn't fit in the scan window, leaving the document floating on the glass, not pressed against it. The scan window crops the documents if the document is placed in the corner with the arrow, both top and side. The lower scan window has a cloudy area underneath the glass (dirt cloud). The Scans seem to be OK. I notice a slight improvement over the V500 but certainly not enough for the difference in price.
Summary: We purchased the V750-M as a replacement for an aging scanner. The item arrived in perfect condition. After installing the requisite software and configuring the scanner we were off and running. The scanner made excellent scans while in reflective mode. Color rendering, ease of use, etc. were as expected for a professional grade scanner. Unfortunately the scanner didn't work so well in transparency mode.
Summary: The Epson 750 is the only affordable way to scan those slides and negatives before they start to get damaged. With Nikon not making slide and film scanners anymore, Epson has stepped up to the plate to produce a quality scanner. Be prepared for a high learning curve on the Silverfast Software. Silverfast, which is included with the Epson 750, is about the best software you can get for scanning negatives and positives.
Excerpt: I got this to scan 8x10 negs. The film holder only scans up to 6x9 inches if you want to wet scan. If you put a neg in the scanner un-wet mounted you get bad newton rings, which are impossible to retouch. I solved the problem by cutting a piece of window glass about 8 7/8 by 11 7/8 and I wet mount the neg upside down, using cardboard spacers to keep the neg off the bed of the scanner.
Excerpt: The scanner its self is OK. The software that runs it terrible. You are forced to use presets that totally ruin the scan--you can't get a raw scan. It is boarderline useless. I am SO dissapointed in theis scanner that I don't think I will purchase another Epson product again. Color calibration is a pain with missing IT8 profiles, no Silverfast Ai IT8 color card, and did I mention how terrible the presets are?
Pros: Easy Setup, Good Resolution
Cons: Depth of field to shallow, Inaccurate Color, Inaccurate Scans, No manual focus, Poor Resolution, Poor Software