Good for Slides, Film and Photos
Pro - -Great resolution, very good for film and slides. -Very good, versatile stable utility, allows lots of options for odd sized film -Low energy use, quick startup -ICE really works and works well Con - -Ships with Photoshop 4.0, not Vista compatible (though I've yet to run into any issues with it) -Some minor noise at very high resolution using ICE, though this may be on the slide because it doesn't always occur. Anyway you can edit it out with Photoshop. -Scanning film at high resolution is a slow process, though some other dedicates film scanners may do it faster? -If you are primary scanning documents, not photos or film, get a cheaper scanner. Other thoughts - -I've had this scanner for several months, and the more I use it, the better I like it. -I'm using an E6550 processor with 4 GB RAM, Vista platform. Scanning requires lots of memory, would recommend 2 GB minimum. -If you don't have sufficient memory your system will become unstable and you will not have a good experience. -My previous scanner was an HP 4070. This was a good replacement and, because of its resolution and features, does a much better job than the older HP, which was a good scanner. It is amazing how much better scanners have become in the last several years. -Would be interesting to compare this scanner to the Canon 8800F. The main selling point for the Epson is ICE, which corrects scratches digitally during the scan process, not as an editing process after capture, and as I said it works. The Canon might have something similar? -As with most tech things, there will be something better tomorrow and this unit may be cheaper at some point in the future. Buy.com is an excellent place to do business with.
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