Epson announces flatbed scanner for photogs
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Enjoy unparalleled performance when scanning negatives, slides or prints, with the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro, the first flatbed scanner with groundbreaking 6400 dpi resolution and unique fluid mount capabilities for photo studio applications.
With amazing 6400 dpi resolution, this powerful performer consistently delivers precision color and detail. An enhanced optical system (High-Pass Optics) consisting of anti-reflective lens coatings and a high-reflection mirror provides the highest level of image quality and helps you achieve faster scans. In addition, the Dual Lens System from Epson optimizes each scan, automatically selecting from two lenses for the desired scan resolution.
You can even use Digital ICE Technologies to take advantage of easy, automatic removal of scratches and dust from film, and many surface defects from prints. An innovative fluid mount accessory for wet mount film scanning takes the concept one step further. This specialized system gives you additional scratch removal and grain reduction capabilities for black-and-white film. For traditional scanning, the included film holders allow you to batch scan multiple slides and negatives for increased productivity.
The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro represents a breakthrough in flatbed scanning technology. This innovative product provides the toolsyou need to achieve the quality you desire - together in one powerful solution.
The Epson V750-M is commonly used for Large format film, Photos and graphics and more.The Epson V750-M is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Frequent user among others.The Epson V750-M is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Epson V750-M: Accurate color, Easy to set up, Excellent software, Good bit depth, Good resolution and Widely compatible
Most Liked Positive Review
This is an excellent scanner if you've got a lot of scanning to do and want the best possible photographic quality. I'd have given the scanner itself 5 stars if I hadn't had a bit of trouble with the software that came with it. I got this scanner to replace an old Epson flatbed that just wouldn't work with my ever-newer computers and couldn't do 35mm slides with anything resembling decent quality anyway. I also need to scan in a whole bunch of slides and filmstrips, including some 1940s-vinta...View full Review
This is an excellent scanner if you've got a lot of scanning to do and want the best possible photographic quality. I'd have given the scanner itself 5 stars if I hadn't had a bit of trouble with the software that came with it. I got this scanner to replace an old Epson flatbed that just wouldn't work with my ever-newer computers and couldn't do 35mm slides with anything resembling decent quality anyway. I also need to scan in a whole bunch of slides and filmstrips, including some 1940s-vintage Kodachromes. I have an (old) dedicated slide/film scanner, but I never could get it to work with the newer Macs (my main computer is an 8-core Mac Pro)--the SCSI to Firewire converter simply wouldn't work with it, even though it was supposed to. I also do "scanner art" (scans of physical objects), which you can really only do on a good flatbed scanner. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the slide scans with this scanner, even the antique Kodachromes. Scans of reflective images--photos, graphics, documents--also come out very well. And scans of objects (the "scanner art") are excellent! As long as the slides I was scanning were relatively clean, a light dosing of Digital ICE cleaned up most of the remaining dust/scratch problems adequately. Color reproduction (after calibration, which wasn't straightforward because the files needed were not on the CD that came with the scanner and I had to find them online) and resolution on the slide scans were as good or better than what I get on the dedicated film scanner, with vast improvements in the time it takes to scan them (using a significantly faster and more powerful computer than the slide scanner is attached to, which helps). The 12-slide mount is not bad, and focus seemed to be correct with the default mount settings (I tried the two available adjustments, one that sets it a bit closer and one a bit further away, but the way it was set out of the box seemed best). I have not yet tried the fluid mount attachment, but will do so in the near future to see what the results might be, particularly with older slides/films, some of which will have scratches and other damage. My only complaint is about the Silverfast AI software which, while powerful, would be quite confusing to anyone who's not used it before (I have, though not this version). The manual, which I downloaded, is HUGE and not particularly helpful, though for someone who is familiar with prior versions of the software, you can probably find what you need. But my real problem was that Silverfast was initially completely unstable. When the scanner was first attached to the Mac (via Firewire) at first it didn't work at all--it simply wouldn't see the scanner, even though the Epson software did. Then, after multiple uninstalls and reinstalls, it would work for a while, then lose the connection with the scanner in the middle of a scan or a batch of scans (I was trying to do 12 slides at a time). On the recommendation of the Silverfast support folks, I switched to USB, which helped, but I had to switch USB cables a couple of times before it would be mostly stable (the longer the cable, the more unstable it was). The Epson scanning software, which was pretty stable (though it didn't like the longest of my USB cables either) doesn't provide enough flexibility for batch scanning of slides (the function that "finds" the frames has a tendency to chop off parts, even when you set preferences to the largest possible size, and you can't adjust the frames after the fact). Anyway, this is an excellent scanner and I'd recommend it to anyone who wants the best possible quality scans of their photos, slides, films and objects.
Most Liked Negative Review
Not plug n play
A lot of money to spend for a scanner that I can't get to run. Windows 7 op sys. Could be driver issues but still working on a fix. Instructions followed to a t but so far the only message i receive when turning on is scanner can't communicate with computer. Everythings plugged in the right holes. Big mistake buying this on a recommendation from another who owns one.
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First, the cons: Read the specs on this machine before considering it. This is NOT a cheap home-grade scanner. It takes up a lot of space, and to do the job properly you need some horsepower in your computer. Now for the pros: My scanner is has at least 8 hard years under it and it is still going strong.I have used this to scan everything from color slides (12 at a time) and negatives to LP album covers, and even sheet music. It can scan legal size documents, and by easily unhinging the top, even over thick items such as books. It does the job quite well, indeed. You will need some additional photo editing programs to take advantage of the scanner. Most people would find this scanner an overkill, but for me it is worth it all. v/r Rich Rawson
When I press the start button the V700 makes a series of ratcheting sounds then the start button flashes red. I turn it off. if it would turn on I would know if it works. Until then it remains an inert and beautiful hunk of equipment taking up a sizable portion of my work space.
I had this Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner for years. now I have operation 8.1 . Now this scanner incompatible for Wins 8.1 .Please give The new driver update for Windows 8.1. Right now my Scanner my Scanner can not work for Operation System 8.1.
Until the Silverfast software (& Epson Drivers/Utility) that comes with these Epson Scanners (including future models) is fixed I cannot recommend this line of scanners. Put simply the problem is that if you want to scan anything bigger than a single 35mm slide you will get nothing like the advertised 4800 x 9600 dpi at 16 bits or even at 8 bits per channel. For say a 6x17cm format you might get 2800dpi. The larger your slide the lower the end resolution. The problem appears to be built into the software perhaps that the Epson driver level. However Silverfast that comes with the scanner is far from perfect. On my Mac is crashed several times and after long scans that appear to complete properly the scan file is empty. The documentation that Silverst comes with is woeful, so that you need to purchase the online manual, however this manual, annoyingly, does not cover all options and choices in the software. The software allows much lower dpi (e.g. 2800 dpi) for scans of larger transparencies (e.g. 6x17cm), that means it is not possible to obtain images with anywhere near the advertised 4800/6400/9600dpi of this device. The raw Epson drivers/utility is also clunky and very restrictive on scanning resolutions. The resolution limitations are even more restrictive. i.e. it cannot even scan a 6x17 transparency. Epson Support was unhelpful.
The instructions are abhorrent. There are several books and CDs and we can't find any useful instructions. Its all about extraneous nonsense that we dont care about. We just want to do a simple scan of soem films. We finally got it to work, but after 6 months of very light use, its already malfunctioning. I am writing this as I am on hold with customer support. The message playing says I should call back on a different day for lighter traffic. Also, its very slow. I can deal with slow. We just need it to work. Can any of this be fixed? IS there something we are doing wrong? WE DONT KNOW BECAUSE THERE ARE NO MEANINGFUL INSTRUCTIONS!!!!!
If you're a MAC user, prepare for a nightmare when you're setting up this scanner. EPSON is great, all other SW is great...but SilverFast...is a nightmare. I you don't have a DVD/CD drive, you're in for a frustrating, time consuming nightmare. Everything about installing SilverFast says "1990's". You would think that for a photo scanner, geared towards the photo scanning community...aka artists/photographers...most of whom use MACs...and that DVD/CD drives are really old school...they'd have the install process geared towards on-line/download. They don't. So, you WILL be asked OVER and OVER and OVER to install the DVD....and you will bog down with SilverFast. By far the WORST part of an otherwise fantastic EPSON product.
I must congrats Epson to introduce a truly professional scanner. I have used for scanning colour transparencies, colours negatives and reflection copies. I found much better sharpe ness with oil mounted transparencies and negatives, rather better than most expensive drum scanners. Colour appears very near to original exposure with epson software. There is no picture noise at all even from negatives. I am useing it for large photo prints as well as for offset and digital printing inputs.
The V750-M has been a great aid in scanning my B&W and Color negatives & transparencies. The Epson software is easy and simple to use and does a good job making corrections if needed, but also delivers good scans without any adjustments. I only wish that the film holders had micro adjustments to ensure that I'm getting the sharpest, highest resolution scans possible. It would also be helpful if a better less troublesome fluid was provided for the scans on glass. I'm generally very pleased with the scanner and I think it is a good machine for the money. I've talked to other photographers and they have views similar to my own. Will Epson produce film holders with micro-adjustments and will they provide a less messy fluid for glass scans?
I find it works quite well and I think it produces excellent scans.
Have used the V750 Pro in scanning over 2500 slides. Teamed with SilverFast Ai Studio 8 I can now scan, correct and enhance 12 slides and automatically send to Adobe Lightroom for any finish touches. This has cut the time to process 36 slides in half for me. I was using an Epson V600 before. One caveat, the included SilverFast Ai 6 does not run under Windows 8. This made it so I had to upgrade to Ai studio 8. I would buy this scanner at any time and highly recommend it to anyone needing a scanning productivity booster.
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