Reviews and Problems with Epson Perfection V750-M Pro
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Great product --- poor documentation.
Laura, B&H Photo
11 December 2013
Excerpt: The POTENTIAL for the Epson Perfection v750 is awesome. The start-up given the very poor documentation regarding the bundled Monaco calibration software and Silverfast scanning software is most frustrating. This bundled purchase desperately needs documentation referencing how to integrate the 3 tools (without upgrading for an additional $100 to $300 dollars.) I have since purchased an eBook for the Silverfast software and am hoping it will help.
Summary: The scanner would be excellent+. However, Silverlight software is a problem. I continually have to close it and re-open it to get it to work. Really time consuming. I have a nearly new Mac with gobs of RAM, fastest processor they make and it run Photoshop and Lightroom like lightning. I have several hundred, maybe thousand, pieces of film to scan. This sucks! Epson. Are you listening, do you care?
Excerpt: I basically needed a negative scanner because I have thousands of film negatives that I wanted to scan and preserve. I looked on the internet and did searches strictly for negative scanners and apparently with everything today going digital there were not that many scanners to choose from--especially new scanners. I looked at the reviews on this particular scanner and I saw that some customers said it was slow. I didn't know how slow until I started using it.
Excerpt: 3 stars because of no step by step manual to help with problem solving. Have a perfection V500 but it does not do as many formats on film scanning much easier to use tho Like but did not come with a step by step guide to get me started. had to experiment and look up on internet if I had a question and that is not an easy task needs to have a step by step guide and what each setting does as well as marking the film guides for size and orientation to make it easier to get...
Excerpt: I bought this as a step up from "scanning" 35 mm negatives with a DSLR, macro lens, and a light box. This is definitely more convenient, and in many cases I'm getting technically better results, but the fact is... it's just not as sharp as the jury-rigged setup I was using before. I am definitely not seeing film grain like I was with the DSLR. Even after playing with unsharp mask in PS. The boxed software is awful, by the way. Third party stuff is way better.
Pros: Good Bit Depth, Good Resolution, Widely Compatible
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.
Excerpt: 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. Thank goodness we purchased the extended warranty. It is a good scanner but there are no schematics so it would be hard to fix on your own. Also, Epson doesn't sell internal parts.
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.