Epson® Perfection V850 Pro Scanner, Scans Up to 8.5" x 11.7", 6400 dpi Optical Resolution

Epson® Perfection V850 Pro Scanner, Scans Up to 8.5" x 11.7", 6400 dpi Optical Resolution

Item # EPSB11B224201

  • Professional quality color and detail.
  • Remarkable tonal range and shadow detail.
  • Advanced optics.
  • Epson’s exclusive dual lens system.
  • Automatically removes dust and scratches.
  • ReadyScan® LED light source, for fast scans with no warm-up time required.
  • Greater productivity—batch scan multiple slides, negatives, medium- and large-format film with two sets of film holders (included).
  • Do more with your film and photos, SilverFast® SE PLUS and X-Rite® i1Scanner color management software included for added versatility and control.
  • Precision film scanning, includes two sets of anti-Newton ring film holders; specialized fluid mount option available.
Manufacturers Item #B11B224201

The pro-quality scanner with advanced control to archive film and photos. Get unparalleled scans with state-of-the-art 6400 dpi optical resolution and advanced optics. High-reflection mirror and anti-reflective optical coatings ensure minimum optical distortion. Epson’s exclusive Dual Lens System automatically selects from two lenses for optimum results based on the media being scanned. Digital ICE® Technologies remove many surface defects from film and prints to minimize costly retouching. ReadyScan® LED light source for fast scans with no warm-up time required. Batch scanning for multiple slides, negatives, medium- and large-format film with two sets of film holders (included).

Scan Size (W x H): 8.5" x 11.7"; Color Bit Depth: 48-bit; Grayscale Bit Depth: 16-bit; Connector/Port/Interface: USB 2.0.

  • Global Product Type Scanners-Flatbed
  • Scan Size (W x H) 8.5" x 11.7"
  • Color Bit Depth 48-bit
  • Grayscale Bit Depth 16-bit
  • Connector/Port/Interface USB 2.0
  • Optical Resolution 6400 dpi
  • Automatic Duplexing No
  • Operating System Compatibility Mac® OS X 10.6.x-10.10.x; Windows® XP, Vista™, 7, 8
  • Package Includes 8" x 10" Transparency Unit; (8) Film Holders; Film Area Guide; Scanner Software Installation CD-ROM; Lasersoft® Imaging Silverfast® SE PLUS; X-Rite i1Scanner with Reflective/Transparent IT8 Targets; Setup Poster; Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable; AC Adapter; Power Cord
  • Pre-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
  • Post-Consumer Recycled Content Percent 0%
  • Total Recycled Content Percent 0%
  • Country of Origin ID
  • Carton Pack Quantity 1
  • Pack Quantity 0
  • UPC 010343913165
  • UNSPSC 43211711
4.4 / 5
69 Reviews
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09/23/2021 07:59 PM
Great Scanning
The product allows high quality scans. The students are pleased.
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GN Photos
06/30/2021 03:48 PM
Negative holder
I'm happy with the scans, however I don't like the negative holders for 6x7 format. Most photographers that shot 6x7 film cut the negs in strips of three, The holders that came with the V850 don't work. You have to scan two frames then flip the negative to scan the third frame.
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06/13/2021 03:16 AM
Quality machine
I bought it for personal use to scan through my grandparents slides. Took about a day to get up to speed on all the components, calibration, computer Interface software etc but after that it is outperform my expectations.
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06/03/2021 07:46 PM
I love this scanner
I owned the V800 scanner for several years and had quite a bit of experience with it. I recently purchased this V850 model of that scanner. It does everything that I could ever want a scanner to do - and it does it FAST. It is much faster that the V800 and I had thought that was the ultimate scanner! I am at this time going through and scanning all of my old negatives. (I have many thousands!) I can scan three strips at a time by the time I have my second holder loaded the scanner is most of the way done with the first batch. I highly recommend this scanner to anyone needing a high resolution scanner that can do reflective and transparent media.
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John Walcott
05/13/2021 09:33 PM
Epson Perfection V850 Pro Scanner
We purchased the V850 recently as an upgrade for our V750 and F500 Scanners, which were great, but we wanted the latest scanner because of how much film we'll be scanning in the next few years. Epson scanners get the job done at a professional level. Thank you.
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05/02/2021 10:09 PM
Good if not perfect film scanner
I bought the Epson Perfection V850 in 2014 almost exclusively for scanning medium format negatives, but also as a scanner for general use. Overall, it has performed very well. I use it with the supplied Epson software for general use, and find that entirely adequate, but limitations with the bundled SilverFast software led me to use VueScan for negative scanning and the combination of both works well. The quality of reproduction is good, not up to drum scan standard, but completely satisfactory for most uses. I have not tried the wet scan method that is likely to enhance the scanning performance of the V850. I do not as a rule use any of the noise and dirt reduction systems available with this scanner's supplied software as I find they are too broad in effect, preferring to scan as clean a negative as possible with minimal processing and do spot repair of specks, scratches and dust with Photoshop. The equipment is reliable as shown by several years of use, constructed to good consumer standards. Like some others have noted, I do find the negative holders for 120 film to be poorly designed with some difficultly loading and aligning 120 strips, although once properly seated the scanning process works well. The plastic film holders do attract dust and require a clean with a lens wipe or a good blowing between uses to keep the dirt to a minimum, but are fine with those provisos. Apart from the seating issues with 120 negative film (not present for other film sizes), I find the negative and slide holders to be easy to use and all are well adapted to the scanner. They are of adequate construction, all plastic. Paper and printed photograph scans also work well. Black and white and color reproduction is good if you pay attention to the scanning software settings and choose the best for the type of film you are using. You will need to spend some time to master the best settings for this scanner, although immediate use results are probably good enough for most people. Resolution is good too, with lots of options for bit depth and hence resulting file size. I've not tried other scanners in the Perfection series so I cannot compare, but I do use a dedicated Plustek 35mm negative scanner for that type of film. The V850 simply cannot match the quality of the Plustek, although it is far faster to operate and can scan multiple sets of 35mm negatives at once, a point in its favor. Overall, a very useful piece of equipment to those of us photographing with film.
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03/31/2021 01:29 PM
Does a nice job.
Bought this a month ago mainly for digitizing slides and camera film strips. Does the job just hope I don't wear it out too soon...I have thousands of things to digitize. Just wish the scanning bed was a bit bigger....the pages I scan are a bit bigger than the scan area, so I have to leave some blank spaces. I can fix the film scans in Photo Shop.
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02/21/2021 08:06 PM
Easy install with one slight problem...
I installed the software and went to register the scanner with the serial number US5W023389 and got an error stating that it was the wrong serial number. I tried several times with no luck... Until I tried US5WO23389 -- see photo of original SN & you'll realize why I typed a 0 instead of an O.
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01/13/2021 06:57 PM
Work in Progress
I bought this to scan 50+ yr of 35 mm and 4x5 negatives, and transparencies. Additionally will also preserve family snaps. I bought this because it will handle 4x5 and 12 35mm at time. So far I have used it for reflective prints only, good quality scans. Have not yet started with transparencies. Capacity may prove to be an issue with the amount of images I will be scanning. Limitations: Does tend to cut off images placed at edges of platen, able to scan 4-7 commercial lab prints at a time, depending on format. SOFTWARE is supplied on CD, not usable on 2020 iMac. Downloaded drivers from Epson, make sure you load proper (11.1) not 10.15. X-rite color calibration (i1) no longer supported, call to X-rite got me hooked up with download of current version. Have not figured out how to get Silverfast, using Adobe Photoshop and will be using Vue-Scan. Have not yet used negative or slide holders, will update after I use them if possible. Satisfied, but in retrospect given the size of my project. probably should have gone with the 12000 series profession flat bed. Considered a dedicated slide scanner but several hundred 4x5 images required a flatbed scanner.
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Owl u2
01/13/2021 12:51 PM
Poor Instructions
The scanner works well enough : but the instructions that come with it leave room for improvement. Each instruction item makes a general statement on what it will do, but does not relate in detail to the steps and key strokes needed to accomplish the task.
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