A few words on scanning negatives with the Epson V600

I’m currently working my way through scanning twenty four rolls of film I shot during my Apres SCAD trip. I want to take this opportunity to share my thoughts on my flat bed scanner.

My home setup is an Epson V600 flatbed using the proprietary software. On previous trips and for some jobs I’ve had my lab do the scans but they always leave me thinking I could have done this better myself. However the trade off is time. The Epson V600 while adequate is on the slow side due to its narrow back light used for scanning negatives. It is an entry level scanner that is great for learning and refining your technique but you will out grow it if you are doing heavier levels of photo production.