This $399 (list) scanner is a great way to scan medium and large format film if all you have is $400 and need to scan hundreds of large format images. I paid $320 for mine; look at Amazon and just order over the Internet. Of course that was back in 2002.
В разделе "Download" menu выбираем Scanner; На следующей странице в Примечание для обладателей Epson Perfection 3590/3490 Photo Perfection 1640SU, Perfection 1640SU PHOTO, Perfection 1650. This link provides access to all drivers /downloads, documentation, and troubleshooting items available for the Epson Perfection 1640SU Photo.
The Perfection 3200 Photo is a good value all-round device, which is considerably upgraded with SilverFast scan software. Authentic colors: For calibrating your.
Today the Scanner sells for about $300 and the model 2450 is probably the way to go for not much more money. If you only work in 35mm don't even think about this or any other flatbed scanner. You should get a real 35mm film scanner like the $480 Canon FS2710. The small difference in price will get you an enormous improvement in quality for 35mm scans. If you still need the ability to scan flat art and prints, you can get a bargain scanner to do that, too. Scanning prints is easy and any cheap scanner works great. I just paid $30 (after rebate) for a UMAX 2100U scanner for scanning flat items.
It works just as well, and actually far better than the $1,500 Microtek 1100. Of course if 35mm scans are just part of what you need to scan, read on.
The Perfection 3200 Photo is a good value all-round device, which is considerably upgraded with SilverFast scan software. Authentic colors: For calibrating your. VueScan is an application that replaces the software that came with your scanner. VueScan is compatible with the Epson Perfection 1640SU on Windows, Mac OS VueScan can output scanned documents, photo, and film in PDF, JPEG and. This link provides access to Drivers & Downloads for the Epson Perfection 1640SU Photo. Perfection 1640SU PHOTO Scanner. > Drivers & Downloads.
Just don't get any wild ideas about being able to use the scanned 35mm images for anything other than e-mail and web pages. The resolution is insufficient for making bigger than 3x5" prints. After using two other scanners, all of which crashed my computer, I really came to appreciate the fact that this EPSON scanner just worked the way it was supposed to. Many scanners will screw up your computer, even a Mac, and take you hours of fooling around just to get it to work. This nonsense will make Mac users recall one of the reasons the moved from Windows! Thankfully the 1640SU had no problems right out of the box, and I got one of the first units in November 2000.
There are a couple of versions. The 1640SU lists for $299 and has no 'transparency adapter," which is the light box that mounts on top of the scanner to shine through the film. The 1640SU "Photo" version includes this "TPU" to allow the scanning of slides, transparencies and negatives. The 1240 series seems similar, but with less resolution. The Epson 1640XL is an entirely different professional scanner that sells for about $1,000.
I'm not addressing it here. Since the real resolution of the 1640SU scanner is only about 1,000 DPI the 1240 scanner may give the same results. The only real issues I had with the 1640SU are:.
1. ) Poor color accuracy and consistency (should be fixable with better software costing almost as much as the scanner did). 2. ) Silly film handling with those silly holders, although no cutting required for 120 which is great.
3. ) Glass in the way of the scan.
The glass will get dirty on the inside of the scanner, and being uncoated it does lead to shadows if you are looking for it (see grayscale test below). 4. ) Some noise in shadows of Velvia. Actually the best way to scan large format film is to pay for drum scans at a print shop ($20-200 each scan) or Kodak ProPhotoCD scans at $15 each, but those get expensive after the first dozen or so.
Professional drum scanners for 4x5 run around $60,000 - $100,000 and take forever to learn how to use. The best CCD based scanners for home use from Microtek, Polaroid and Imacon run around $5,000 - $16,000. A benefit of this Epson over a real film scanner is that it also scans flat art, and comes with software to turn your computer and printer into an easy-to-use color copy machine. The colorimetry is inaccurate and the scanning software is a bit primitive, however for $400 list the darn thing gives an 80% perfect scan. Unlike the $1,500 Microtek 1100 or $30 UMAX 2100. the software installed and ran the first time on my Mac dual G4. This is a very easy scanner to love and use.
I'm unsure how good the colors would become when profiled properly with a few hundred dollars worth of software and color targets. For now the colors are too saturated and the oranges turn reddish from my Velvias. The contrast and saturation for Velvia scans is on the high side, and I usually love saturation. This scanner needs you to buy the Monaco EZ Color software available for half price at $150 (the promotional price once you buy the scanner) and a special test transparency called an IT8 target (another $40-$100) to attempt to get decent color from transparencies. I have not tried that. Others swear by the Lasersoft software that runs around $250.
The Epson Twain scanning software is primitive but stable. It may be fine for a dull office drone or someone who doesn't even know or care what density is, but for people familiar with industry standard units for density and etc. the Epson Twain scanning software has you make adjustments using totally arbitrary units for gamma and exposure. There is no histogram or pixel sample values shown until AFTER you have made the scan and are in Photoshop.
You must set the prescan parameters by eye looking at the preview window. I am scanning from transparencies or slides. I am not scanning from negatives as most amateurs are. The scanner plugs right into the wall which is good.
The Canon 2400 requires an idiotic AC adaptor by comparison. For now have a look here and here. These were scanned from 4x5 Velvia.
This was from a 35mm slide. All of these were scaled way down to much lower resolution for the Internet. Here's what I measured on a Mac G4 450 MHz Dual-Processor, direct USB connection, scanning through Epson Twain 5. 00a into Photoshop 6. 0 for a 35mm transparency:.