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Pros: Versatility; software (Silverfast); double set of film frames; accuracy; great batch scanning capabilities
Cons: Bundled Silverfast is the SE Plus version; for a high-end scanner, it should be at least the Ai Studio version. That said, if you buy it from Newegg you save enough on price to make up the difference for buying the Ai Studio upgrade.
Also, Epson reps at PDN expo don't know their own equipment (see "other thoughts").
Other Thoughts: I first checked this scanner out at the PDN Expo in NYC last fall. The Epson rep told me it would only do batch scanning with Epson Scan, not with Silverfast. Because of that, I delayed the purchase. I was already using Silverfast Ai Studio with a Plustek scanner, and it required hand feeding, so it wouldn't do batch scanning. I finally decided to go with the Epson anyway, and deal with the batch scanning issue later. Lo and behold, turns out that Silverfast does a fabulous job of batch scanning. Even the SE Plus version can do it. I still sprung for the Ai Studio upgrade because I wanted its extra features. The scans are great, especially with Silverfast, which, when the settings are right, hardly needs any tweaking at all. Tonight I batch scanned 60 slides at 3200 dpi, several 3x5 black and white prints at 600 dpi, and several 8x10 prints at 300 dpi, and did it all in the space of a little over 2 hours. (The double set of frames helped speed things up immeasurably.) Some minor tweaks like cropping and color correction will be needed, and some spot healing in Photoshop, but I couldn't be happier with the results. Back in the day I used a Umax Powercolor 3000, which cost $6000, and it was nowhere near as good as this scanner.
Reviewed By:N/A,7/13/2015 9:43:16 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: great scanner that does the job and take a beating. dpi resolution is correct. Easy to install, USB 2 powered, plug and play software and drivers
Cons: slow scan speed
Other Thoughts: updated version still made today
Reviewed By:N/A,6/16/2015 6:37:52 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year. Did you find this review helpful?
Cons: Duplex scanning results in frequent jamming. I can not scan multiple documents using Adobe Acrobat XI Pro without powering scanner down and shutting Acrobat. I have worked with both HP and Adobe without resolution of the problem. Can not control single or duplex scanning with the Scanjet's built in switch.
Other Thoughts: Would not recommend the purchase of the Scanjet 8270.
My operating system is Windows 7 64-bit.
Reviewed By:N/A,4/24/2015 5:05:36 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
Pros: I purchased this scanner because my new laptop with windows 8.1 would not support my old cannon scanner. This scanner works great with windows 8.1. I picked this scanner because I have old 35mm negatives that I want to scan, old slides, etc. This scanner can do that.
Cons: I don't have any cons at this time.
Other Thoughts: Very pleased with the ease of installation of the scanner software.
Reviewed By:danaj,2/1/2015 1:28:15 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
Pros: Solid simple scanner that works well. I'm using it to digitize a couple thousand of my parent's old pictures, and the software allows you to scan as many photos as you can fit in the scanner at a time, and it automatically parses each photo into it's own file... Saving me a TON of time.
Cons: None thus far.
Other Thoughts: When you first get the scanner, there's a mechanical latch on the bottom of the scanner that locks the scanner head in place during shipping. Make sure you unlock it! I spent an hour scratching my head when setting it up and I was ready to call tech support before I figured it out. (Yes, I felt like an idiot after. lol)
Reviewed By:N/A,1/26/2015 12:51:41 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
This user purchased this item from Newegg
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.