Summary: I am on #3 since November 2010. The original one stopped turning on. The second one was defective and could not scan film. I received the latest one two days ago and it is working properly so far.
Summary: While I like the scanner, I was shocked to learn that it was not compatible with my Mac OS Lion. It was advertised as being compatible worth Mac OS 10. And higher. It took me most of an afternoon to find a way to update the software to make it compatible.
Summary: I have been using this scanner for the better part of 2 years and scanned over 10,000 pictures and slides. The V750 does as advertised. However, I do have some issues. First the slide tray adapter uses plastic clips to hold the slides in place. If you are not very gentle when removing the slides, you can break the retaining clip very easily, rendering the slide holder useless.
Summary: looks like a well built machine and I expect that good scans can be had. But the online instructions which are necessary to set the options which allow you to get the best out of the machine are terrible. Written by dimwits. The software is full of ambiguous options that do not make sense. It appears that CANON has come out with an even better machine with better "specs" , but who knows whether the instructions are any good on that either.
Summary: Have been scanning my own film since the first HP PhotoSmart scanner came out back in the 1990s. For the past 10 years, have been using an Agfa Duoscan T2500 (2500 dpi optical). However, due to its SCSI interface and lately some color quirks in the scan data, have been seeking a replacement/upgrade. Purchased the Epson V750 after closely studying the reviews here and the detailed external review.
Pros: Fast scans especially without Digital Ice Great quality (when in focus)
Cons: With each generation of scanner, Epson neg carrier get worse Epson's software for Mac locks up. I've had it 3 years and still can't figure out the order it chooses to do a batch scan in. Focus issues with cupped negs.
Summary: Recently purchased the V750 after reading all the hype. I was a little disappointed when I discovered the SilverFast Ai pro bundled is 32 bit,my computer system is 64 bit Vista home premium. Epson will not even discuss it. SilverFast reps were very nice saying they may be coming out with a 64 bit verson soon which they will exchange. Also, discovered you can not scan any 21\4 materials so all my Hassalblad files will remain in files.
Summary: If you plan on scanning transparencies, beware of a problem that afflicts the similar Epson V700 and V750 pro scanners - depending on where you place your negative in the film holder, and depending on the density of the negative, you may see slight streaks or banding in parts of your scans. There are multiple posts about this on various photography forums, and the consensus seems to be that there is no foolproof fix, and that dealing with Epson support is a hassle.
Pros: It has impressive stats with big price tag (almost a little too big), but software is nice.
Cons: VERY POOR Tech Support, might as well buy a new one right away if you need to bring it in for repair as you are gonna be without yours for a LONG TIME. Everything was fine with mine until a couple months in I noticed a slight shift in some shades of colors (Input/Output response wasn't linear anymore) and I emailed tech support. After waiting a WEEK, they told me to bring it into a local tech place, I did. Long story short, I went ONE MONTH without my scanner for vari...