The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner produces the best photo scans of any flatbed scanner, reviewers say, especially when used in conjunction with the time-consuming fluid mount system that helps disguise dust and scratches. However, reviewers add that except for professional photographers, the high-cost of this scanner makes it a questionable choice.
Top quality for professional results. The Epson Perfection V750-M Pro is designed for professional photographers or extremely serious amateurs, reviewers say, and it offers capabilities most people will never need. But if you're looking for the best-possible photo output from a flatbed scanner, reviewers agree this is one to seriously consider. Among its professional-grade features are wet mounting, which uses fluid to help hide scratches and dust; two lenses, which shift depending on the resolution you want; and other high-end optics, such mirrors and flatbed glass, that reviewers say contribute to top notch image quality.
Easier than you'd expect for a professional scanner. Most users say they have no trouble installing and using the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro, though most say they have to download updated drivers and software after installing it. A few reviewers note that the optional drivers included in the SilverFast software that comes with the scanner produce better results than the Epson drivers themselves. Some users note incompatibility problems that later buyers say have been solved. Wet mount scanning is not for the faint of heart, reviewers agree, but they note that it's no more difficult on the V750-M Pro than it would be with any other pro-grade scanner.
Surprisingly average for a high-end machine. Some users report making thousands of scans on the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner without issues. Others say they've had to return their units more than once in a year, though in those cases it's mostly manufacturing defects rather than a breakdown. The slide holder, as always, is the most delicate part, and users say it's easy to break. A few say they are glad they purchased an extended warranty.
A good warranty, and good service. Epson's Perfection V750-M Pro scanner comes with the one-year limited warranty that seems to be standard among better-quality scanners. Those users who need it report no issues with having it honored. However, some say they're happy they purchased an extended warranty when they bought the scanner, as some problems can crop up over time.
M. David Stone puts the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro through its paces, saying the scans are very high quality and that the fluid mount works for hiding scratches in black and white film. The driver Epson ships with the scanner may not work as well as the alternative SilverFast driver also bundled with the scanner, he says.
Review: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro, M. David Stone, Sept. 5, 2006
David Brooks compares the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner with a professional Konica film scanner and the Epson Perfection V700 Photo (Est. $630), finding that the scanning quality of the V750-M Pro is comparable to the high-end film scanner. He praises the fluid mount capability, and he compares the output of old and new slides, transparencies and prints.
Review: Epson's Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner; Pro Performance From A Flat-Bed, David B. Brooks, Nov. 1, 2006
Photographer Ron Martinsen reviews the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner, finding it easy to set up and useful for a variety of tasks from the simple (photocopies) to the very complex (digitizing his negatives). He does a thorough review, comparing the results among the standard drivers and the optional SilverFast program.
Review: Review: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner, Ron Martinsen, March 30, 2011
4. Expert Reviews (U.K.)
In this hands-on review by UK tech site Expert Reviews, Kevin Carter compares the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro to its less-expensive cousin, the V700, finding that it produces only slightly better scans. He awards 4 out of 5 stars, calling both models a "bargain" for their high-quality scanning at enthusiast prices.
Review: Epson Perfection V750 Pro review, Kevin Carter, July 21, 2006
About 80 users review the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner on Epson's site, awarding it an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars on the manufacturer's Web site. Just under 80 percent would recommend it to a friend. Those who use it declare the scans to be excellent in quality and crispness. Some users complain the software won't work properly with their systems, and a few say they had to return the units because of haze or dust inside the document glass (where it cannot be cleaned).
Review: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner, Contributors to Epson.com, As of November 2013
More than 65 users at Amazon.com leave feedback on the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner, and it earns an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars. Most say the V750-M Pro's scans are truly excellent, but some say that experience is marred by lack of instructions, less-than-professional-level software and spotty customer service experiences when hardware problems arise.
Review: Epson B11B178061 Perfection V750-M Pro Photo Scanner, Contributors to Amazon.com, As of November 2013
7. B&H Photo
More than 190 users review the Epson Perfection V750-M Pro scanner, awarding it an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. More than 90 percent say they would recommend this photo scanner to a friend. They cite its fine resolution, accurate color, software and easy setup. Some say it is slow or that one program or another it ships with are difficult to use.
Review: Epson Perfection V750-M Pro Scanner, Contributors to B&H Photo, As of November 2013