from Mt. Laurel, New Jersey. on 3/28/2014
As a now retired photographer and present photo hobbyist, I have been ever so pleased with the lasting quality of this Epson V500. Purchased back in November of 2008, this scanner has been used constantly to copy my photos and special projects. Never has it's service been less than satisfying my demands. I have reported this to many people and they have been using Epson products with equal satisfaction.
A Very Reliable Workhorse
from Brooklyn, NY on 3/23/2014
I run a digital archiving and photo restoration business, so any equipment I use has to work right every time, all the time. The Epson Perfection V500 worked perfectly right out of the box, it was so reliable that after six months of 6400 dpi slide scanning, it was still working like new! It was so reliable that I bought a second one just for printed photos! It's now almost three years later, and both scanners have been reliable workhorses. One or the other is in constant use 8 hours a day, six days a week. The only maintenance I've had to do one either of them has been to clean the glass. If I had one criticism, it would be that the carriers for 35 mm film are a bit on the flimsy side. I'd like to see something a tad bit beefier. On the other hand, it scans 120 size film, so I can't really complain. It's a great scanner I'd recommend to anyone.
from So CA on 3/21/2014
I replaced competitive brand (which is mostly what a possess) with this unit. Great detail and simple to use. This is no big commercial "National Geographic" operation that I'm runnig here. The product, very simply, does what it is supposed to do, and for the price catagory I'm very happy. Don't be afraid to "pull the trigger" on on this one.
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from Franklin, TN on 3/5/2014
I have used this excellent scanner for scanning and digitizing extensive collection of my photo prints as well as old 35 mm photo slides and color negatives, and everytime I got very good results. The machine is very reliable, I have used it for a number of years and it never gave any trouble - I have yet to change the light module in this machine. I would specially recommend it to photo enthusiasts.
from Oregon on 2/20/2014
Just a short review - everything was in box but with very minimal packing. It was more what I would expect from on in store pickup not the type of packing I expected from fedex on my doorstep in the rainy state of Oregon. Second point the "Free Photo Shop Elements" is about 3 versions behind. They sent version 9 when the present version I think is up to version 12 ! Not a major point but not what most of us would expect when opening the box. LOL