Scanner Review Updated: Epson Perfection V600|
Mike Pasini, The Imaging Resource
(Friday, October 9, 2009 - 21:36 EDT)
We use VueScan to profile the scanner and scan our old color negs. Any better?
Epson's $250 Perfection V600 scanner is designed for the photographer who finds the Epson V700 too rich for their blood but still wants a serious photo scanner.
Our recent review found it did well with black and white negatives and slides but just couldn't handle some difficult color negative film we threw at it (although some color negatives were just fine).
What was the problem?
We suggested the software was the culprit since Epson Scan doesn't profile the scanner or know anything about color negative emulsions.
But VueScan does, so when Ed Hamrick released a new version earlier this week, we grabbed it, created an ICC profile for transparency scanning on the V600 and tried again.
Seeing is believing. Read our revised review to see how the V600 did with VueScan.