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I have bought a flatbed scanner HP to scan some negatives and I ended up with the same conclusion as you. 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 photography is a very costly hobby and it gets even more expensive if you try to save money by buying cheaper equipment. This scanner outperforms them. There are a lot of low-end scanners out there. Show less Show more.

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With an optical resolution of xthe is one of Epson’s most eagerly awaited items.

I found that I don’t really need them. Now, what I see here is really interesting and surprising— the Minolta at dpi actually extracts significantly more detail than the Epson at dpi! Linux Mac OS 7. What it does indicate, though, is that the dpi scan has pixels of better quality. I have bought a flatbed scanner HP to scan some negatives and I ended up with the same conclusion as you. It’s no way dpi. For more information and for registration, please click here.

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.


But it is hard to get 35mm slides perfectly clean, so using Pperfection Ice is worth the time it takes. To make a comprehensive conclusion whether this was the eposn I decided to check it in the following ways: Upon that I went out and coming back exactly two hours later I found the software showing that remaining time was The entire installation took about 5 minutes So in theory, the dpi scan should be sharper than the upressed dpi scan.

There are also high-end scanners that cost ten times or more than this one costs, but they are aimed at commercial uses that an amateur does not need to do.

What I see here is that the dpi scan is a tiny bit sharper; however, this is significantly emphasized by the excessive sharpening and almost invisible when sharpening is not applied. Not signed in yet? See details for description of any imperfections.

Find a repair centre close. My purchase of the Epson was based on the following factors: Practically speaking dpi is the top useful resolution, although you can select up to dpi. Epson Flatbed Scanners without Custom Bundle. You’ve waited long enough for this review so perfeection get on with it! It truly is capable of accurate archival quality reproduction.

I love myand I have never had anything electronic device perform so well for so long! If you would like to register as an Epson partner, please click here.

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I do not know If they still make this model Scanning 6X6 slides at dpi produces roughly pixels in either horizontal or vertical dimension. For more information on how we use cookies and how to manage your preferences go to Cookie Information. The scanner is supplied complete with a Transparency Unit and epwon holders for film formats from 35mm to 5 x 4″.


Well, I will let the numbers speak for themselves. Several readers have written questioning the scan times above; also, some Internet sources suggest that the scanner’s performance immensely depends on the hardware resources of the computer in use. The Transparency unit also has a sliding lock.

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But realistically, most amateur slides and negatives don’t have any more detail than that anyway. The Epson Perfection scwnner in perfectlon predecessors footsteps by offering a higher resolution of dpi, and has also raised the Dmax factor to 4. 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. In the end you never know how much time it actually is going to take or is left.