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Review:Epson: EPSON Perfection 3200 PRO Color Scanner

 
 
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Old 05-31-2003, 10:39 AM
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Review:Epson: EPSON Perfection 3200 PRO Color Scanner

Doug, I'm not sure if you can answer this but I have read in several places that there is very little difference between the 3200 and 2450 in terms of resolution (the 3200 is much faster though!). Any idea if this is true...or a way we could test it? Perhaps we could scan a common object like a coin and post the results? I think there are a lot of people who are wondering if it's worth upgrading their 2450.
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Old 05-31-2003, 12:10 PM
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I'm not sure what good it will do, since it's metallic, but here's the lower right steps from the back of a US penny. Scanned at 3200ppi, zero correction, zero sharpening. I saved for web using 'maximum' quality setting.

The real trick was finding something meaningful that would fit in under 100k

Scanning the entire penny took about a minute (I didn't actually time it, that's just what it seemed like).

Let me know if there's anything else I can do to help.
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Old 06-01-2003, 09:33 AM
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Nice review Doug. I didn't know about there being a pro version, that's a great option. I own the 2450 and had to purchase the Silverfast AI upgrade, but I am glad I did. I am amazed by the "dust & scratches" filter, it's almost a good noise filter as well. The color balance feature also works very well except on badly faded negatives, it seems to get confused as to which direction to make the correction.

I guess Greg is going to post a complimentary scan of the penney?
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:01 AM
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Working on it right now.... Although, if we all had a common slide it would be a better test.
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:24 AM
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Yeah, I tried to think of something that's legal to scan and post that everyone would have access to. Obviously I didn't succeed.

By the way, that penny scan made a 19meg tif file (uncropped).
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:26 AM
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Scanned at 3200ppi with an Epson 2450 (I let Silverfast interpolate up from the 2400 optical resolution). No sharpening or correction and saved using "Maximum" quality. Looks like the 3200 is indeed slightly sharper...not by much. At least we know that Epson did not just rename their stock of 2450s! There was very little speed difference (took about a minute for me as well), but I would be willing to guess that the 3200 does scan transparencies faster.

Probably not the best test of sharpness...but an interesting one. Thanks Doug! ...and thanks for the good review!
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Old 06-01-2003, 11:29 AM
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hey...I had to search through a lot of pockets to find that penny! ...who carries those things around anymore?
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Old 06-26-2003, 03:53 PM
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If anyone is wondering what "review" it is we're talking about, all threads that start with "Review:<brandname>:<product>" are discussion threads for reviews posted in our Reviews section (link over on the navbar).

I wish it provided a direct link back to the review being discussed, but it can't be done automatically for technical reasons.
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Old 06-26-2003, 06:12 PM
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I hope you two sent the pennies back to TG he's bills to pay !
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Old 07-07-2003, 12:10 AM
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Just thought I would add something I recently noticed about Silverfast AI 6.0. IT REALLY SUCKS ON NEGATIVES! Just thought I would get that out of my system. Works good on positives and flatbed scanning.

The twain driver works perfectly on negatives.
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