There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I was expecting a lot more resolve from a scan of large format film especially of a subject that close to the lens. I ended up warming up the picture a little bit more in Aperture, but it still looked good with the settings mentioned above. I am heavy into retouching and restoration of photos as it is a sizable part of my photo business. Available from these sellers. Supported Operating Systems Supported Features.
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But to get results like this, you absolutely must invest the time getting to know the hardware and software, and you must experiment with the height of the film trays. Some of the articles are very specific Epson reviews.
Use scan mode “Wide Transparency” only, if you want to place transparent originals directly on the flatbed. I noticed that under dpi and even 4×6 prints are excessively grainy.
It recognizes single frames and automatically creates the files. On a 0 to 10 scale I’d give the hardware itself about an 8 beefing up the hinges, some metal in the critical path, stronger negative carriers would be needed to move to The scanner physically is a nice size and fits on my desk well but it is a pretty big desk.
The software and what seems to pass for documentation cause the most concern on this unit. Sorry, we’re having trouble showing recommendations right now. It can’t recognize individual frames, barely adjusts, and is just not that useful.
These variances of what is reflected back and what is absorbed is what gives the illusion of depth and can be mimiced in Photoshop by layering color variances of multiple layers on top of one another similar to the effect of adding depth with a gloss varnish.
When I found the right tray height, the sharpening was much easier and more natural looking. The unsharp mask revelead it and accentuated it. Maybe I’m expecting too much from large format, but I’ve seen close crops of 8×10 negatives shot of Yosemite and Grand Canyon landscapes online that resolved tiny trees and shrubs off in the distant horizon. And, as I said in my blog, Portra is detailed, but not crispy.
I did not install it. Note that scans of a single frame can take from 5 seconds to 10 minutes – depends on the settings. Epson Perfection V Pro scanner. Batch scan multiple slides, negatives and medium—format film — Makes it easy to achieve greater productivity with convenient film holders Do more with your film and photos — Includes professional software titles for added versatility and control Dimensions W x D x H — 12″ x 20″ x 6″ and Weight Probably single-scan documents but clearly NOT film.
Enjoy unparalleled performance when scanning negatives, slides or prints, with the Epson Perfection VM Pro, the first flatbed scanner with groundbreaking DPI resolution and unique fluid mount capabilities for photo studio applications. See All Buying Options.
Feedback If you are epsob seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Customers also shopped for. Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: It took me about 3 days to come to a solid decision on how to scan my roll film negatives.
I’m not sure what it’s good for. Here is a follow-up post about the same photo session, after having learned a few more things about scanning: Showing of 94 reviews.
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See all Used offers. It didn’t help me and is the main reason I no longer shoot film besides the expense.