Additional Product Features Media Type. You may also contact Epson America, Inc. EPSON scanner – interactive review. Skip to main content. In all, however, the differences are becoming less apparent, and the yields excellent sharpness and image detail fidelity. The film holders were well packed in polythene bags, which were a pain to open, sorry Mr Epson, the bags now look my dog has been chewing them.

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Epson’s Perfection PRO; Is This An Uncompromised Do-Everything Scanner? Page 2 | Shutterbug

And they were, particularly scanning black and white silver-based film. You’ve waited long enough for this review so lets get on with it! The above results lead me to conclude that the Epson is unable to extract any real detail from somewhere under dpi on. The Epson Perfection Photo is the ideal scanner for the professional photographer dpson enthusiast.

Epson Perfection 4990 Flatbed Scanner

Previously flatbed scanner transparency units were sold as an optional extra and could often cost as much as the scanner. I have bought a flatbed scanner HP to scan some negatives and I ended up with the same conclusion as you. Black and white silver-based film negatives have epsson been an unusual scanning problem. Even though for some reason it was more expensive where I live than in the rest of the world, the Epson still appeared to be a great value for the money.

What Are the 3 Best Lenses for Boudoir You can put several prints or transparencies on the glass, do a preview scan, and then outline the parts that you want scanned by holding down Ctrl and dragging the cursor from one corner to the other.


X Windows 7 bit Windows 7 bit Windows 8. See details for description of any imperfections. Before we get to that, though, I have to note that scanning time indication in the software is entirely unreliable.

To control this process of both inverting from a negative and adjusting the image values to a linear progression, I still favor scanning at high-bit to a raw positive file and then making the inversion and corrections in Photoshop. There are several sellers of aftermarket non-Epson brand 44990 holders, but I didn’t feel they w ere worth the price.

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However, the Epson does not quite cut it for 35mm clearly outperformed by the “lowly” Scannner scanner in all aspects and 6X6 film—unless, of course, all you need is scanning slides for Internet and email, for which even dpi is plenty.

Flat-bed single pass color scanner Resolution: Maybe you want to include a small note epxon your review about this scanner. Practically speaking dpi is the top useful resolution, although you can select up to dpi. Page 1 Page 2. Although I know the issue with dedicated scanners I have bought the HP Contact Us Submit your contact details below and an Epson expert will be in touch: Obviously, the Minolta scanner is much more capable of extracting subtle detail from slides.


First, let us have a look at scan times when scanning 35mm slides. Now we are spoilt and we have come to expect it as a standard fitting. I bought this one to scan historical family photos and slides.

It is clear to me now that I should have bought a dedicated medium format film scanner right from the start, which once again confirms that xcanner is a very costly hobby and it gets even more expensive if you try to save money by buying cheaper equipment. As you can see from the tables above, where the old Minolta takes 36 seconds the new Epson requires almost seven minutes; likewise, where the lowly Minolta needs only 58 seconds, the supposedly great Epson devours over 17 minutes and that is at a slightly lower resolution.

This is a flat bed scanner on the high end of the Epson perfection line which also comes with 8 x 10 transparency and film capability. Not signed in yet?