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Epson B11B178011 Perfection V700 Photo Scanner
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- Photo scanner reproduces photographs with professional quality
- 6,400 dpi resolution: incredible precision and detail
- Can scan slides, negatives, and medium format film
- Innovative dual lens system automatically selects two lenses for desired resolution
- 4.0 Dmax for exceptional image quality
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Get professional quality results from virtually any photographic original with the Epson Perfection V700 photo scanner. With groundbreaking 6400 DPI resolution, the powerful scanner consistantly delivers precision color and detail, whether scanning slides, negatives, or medium-format film. With a 4.0 DMax, it offers exceptional image quality, excellent detail in shadow areas and remarkable tonal range.
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From the Manufacturer Get professional quality results from virtually any photographic original with the Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner. With groundbreaking 6,400 dpi resolution, this powerful scanner consistently delivers precision color and detail, whether scanning slides, negatives or medium–format film. With a 4.0 Dmax optical resolution, it offers exceptional image quality, excellent detail in shadow areas and remarkable tonal range. 48–bit color and 16–bit grayscale provide subtle shades and accurate color reproduction for everything from professional slides to simple business documents.
Epson Perfection V700 Scanner with built–in 8" x 10" transparency unit
6400 x 9600 dpi resolution for film enlargements up to 17" x 22"
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo Scanner goes one step further than typical home scanners. With its Dual Lens System, this innovative product automatically selects from two lenses for the desired scan resolution.
One–stop photo restoration solution
The V700 Photo also offers a host of powerful tools for photo restoration. Digital ICE
Restore faded color photos, slides and negatives, back to their original brilliance with Easy Photo Fix scanning technology, exclusively from Epson. Take those old family photos out of that shoebox in the closet and share precious moments once again. Just scan your photos renew the color with one click. It’s just that easy. In seconds, you’re ready to print and display those memories for all to enjoy. Along with color restoration, Easy Photo Fix also includes Grain Reduction and Backlight Correction.
|Increased productivity |
With the convenient film holders included, you can even batch scan multiple slides and negatives to increase productivity. This powerful performer gives you the industry’s leading scanner technologies, all right at your fingertips.
The 8" x 10" transparency unit (built into lid) has four film holders: 35mm negatives,
Flexible Options, Comprehensive Software
The Epson Perfection V700 Photo is compatible with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems, and includes FireWire and hi–speed USB 2.0 interfaces. Its comprehensive software package includes LaserSoft Imaging SilverFast SE 6, Adobe Photoshope Elements, ABBYY FineReader Sprint Plus OCR, Epson Copy Utility and Epson Scan with Epson Easy Photo Fix Technology. Epson also provides a one–year warranty covering parts and service.
- Optimize each scan with the exclusive Dual Lens™ System from Epson™ — Automatically selects from two lenses for desired scan resolution
- Achieve professional quality scans — Delivers unparalleled performance with 6400 dpi optical resolution
- Enjoy remarkable tonal range and greater shadow detail — Provides a 4.0 Dmax for smooth gradations and fine shadow detail
- Remove dust and scratches from film and many types of surface defects from prints — Includes Digital ICE™ Technologies, so you can automatically remove dust and scratches, minimizing costly retouching
- Batch scan multiple slides, negatives and medium–format film — Makes it easy to achieve greater productivity with convenient film holders
- Dimensions (W x D x H) — 12" x 20" x 6" and Weight 14.5 lb
What the press is saying:
|"Eye–popping optical resolution of 6400dpi, a high maximum density of 4.0 and true 48–bit output allow this versatile letter–format flatbed scanner to deliver top–notch results at a reasonable price" Staff, American Photo (July/Aug 2006)|
|"Having worked with high–quality photography throughout my life, I’m very demanding in terms of what I want in a final scan, and the V700 not only met, but often exceeded, my demands. It was a professional–quality scanner and produced extremely high–quality results – and thanks to the intelligence incorporated in the design of the scanner and the accompanying software, it also was easy to use." Ron Lafon, Cadalyst (8.5.2008)|
What’s in the Box
- Epson Perfection V700 Photo scanner – with DIGITAL ICE Technologies
- 8" x 10" transparency unit (built into lid)
- Four film holders: 35mm negatives, 35mm slides, medium format and 4" x 5"
- 8" x 10" Film Area Guide
- CD–ROM with Epson Scan software and productivity applications
- DVD–ROM with Adobe® Photoshop® Elements
- CD–ROM with LaserSoft Imaging™ SilverFast® SE6
- Hi–Speed USB 2.0 cable
- Epson Setup Sheet
- AC adapter and power cable
Top Customer Reviews
I have experience with an older Nikon slide scanner, and I am getting much better results from the Epson V700 bed scanner. I see image improvements to 6400dpi, I scan to tiff at 48bit using the Epson software, then adjust color and contrast in photoshop cs2. I get very good results even from some warped slides where I always had focus problems when printed in the lab. Its very exciting to see these pictures again.
Despite good reviews of this feature, I have yet to find an acceptable result from the included automatic dust removal, both hardware and software based. The dust is gone, replaced by strange pixelation. Much better to remove the dust by hand using the CS2 repair tool, which works like magic for me. After dust removal I increase sharpness using smart sharpening, and save to jpg. Its amazing the detail that emerges with a little sharpening. Resultant jpg is 20-35megs, but is compatible with local printer's fuji frontier printer. With the control I get from manipulating and color-converting the digital image, I get prints that come out exactly as I like, better than any enlarger-based print I've ever obtained.
I won't claim the v700 will scan better than a modern slide scanner because I've never used one, but the results I get are certainly better than I expected. It is surprising to me that these slide prints are on par with what I get from my nikon d70.
Bed scanning of slides is pretty fast, about 45 minutes to scan 12 slides when scanning to my pentium m laptop. It take about a minute to put the old slides away and plop new ones into the holder.
Installation was super easy. Just install driver, plug in, start scanning. But the documentation isn't so good. There is a lot involved in getting a good scan, its sort of an art. You'll need to read a bunch on the internet. When you first get the printer, play with all the settings, scan the same slide over and over with different slide-height settings, resolutions,etc, until you find what works for you. Have an idea what you want to see, then try stuff and see if you can make it happen. Like I said above, the auto dust removal might be convenient, but the results won't withstand close scrutiny. Ditto for the scanning software based "color restoration", "sharpening", or anything else. Just post-process the 48bit tiff in photoshop.
I played around with the included silverfast SE scanning software, but found the interface clunky and there was no functional improvement over the included epson software, so I don't use it. The included detailed scan manipulation functions are all available in photoshop, so I don't bother.
When scanning photos (as opposed to film or slides), the resolution makes a huge difference. Some resultions will alias the print pattern. Getting a good scan from a print requires patience.
We bought this scanner to use mainly for scanning medium format film.
The scanner resolution is excellent, and the ability to scan in 16 bit mode provides extended dynamic range and ability to capture subtle tone details. However, achieveing this always requires changing the default exposure levels, particularly on the low end of the scale. A limitation of the software, however, is that the histogram tool for setting the levels always shows the scale in a linear 8 bit mode (0 to 255 levels), whereas a log scale or optical density scale would probably be more appropriate for 16 bit scans. Photshop also does not have this feature but would benefit from it.
A more troubling problem we have experienced is that all our film scans require changing the gamma of the blue channel significantly in order to achieve color balance. Once we had that figured out, the results have been excellent.
The software documentation is pretty lame, as usual.
As far as film handling goes, the slide holders seem adequate, but the film holders feel like they are going to break every time you use them. The medium format holder only holds the film by the long edges, which doesn't provide much support. One solution for this would be to improvise a filmholder which is like an enlarger holder in that it clamps the film on opposite sides of the image. The Epson filmholders have holes in them that the scanner uses to detect the holder type, and the software does a good job of detecting the borders of each image and presenting them all to you in the preview window.
Despite these nit-picks, this scanner is an excellent value. The scans we are getting off of Fuji Velvia 100 are breathtaking. I hope that the availability of these will renew interest in medium and large format film, as these offer creative options which are impossible with digital cameras.