New Epson Scanner Hits The Floor
The new V800 scanners from Epson have arrived this week. They are like the old Epson V700 with a hundred more...Actually they are a dead ringer for the V700 in shelf footprint and ease of connectivity but they have several improvements:
1. New LED light source within the scanner. Epson mention that it is cooler, brighter, longer lived, and uses less power than the light on the V700 and V750. Also that there is no more warm-up time to sit through - the new scanner starts within two seconds.
2. Dual lens automatically selected with the source medium.
3. New film and slide trays that are more secure and provide a flatter hold on the films.
4. Optional fluid-mount tray for B&W images.
5. Silverfast SE8 editing program on a disc is included in the box.
6. The same 6400 dpi and D-Max 4.0 performance.
These class of scanner have always been noted for ease of use and speed of operation. I use a V700 regularly and depend on it to add images from my film archives. Boy, does it ever point out to me how rotten I was at processing in the 1970's...I seem to have been able to make every mistake in the book. But I can spot like crazy with the Photoshop Elements program so eventually all is well.