Best Photo Scanner
Epson Perfection V850 Pro
The Photo Scanner category has not been included in the TIPA Awards selections for many years, but the introduction of the Epson Perfection V850 Pro inspired members to bring it back. The V850 Pro allows for scanning of all film sizes up to 4x5 inches using the supplied frames, and up to 8x10 inches without them. It utilizes an LED light source that opens up tonal values, especially noted in black and white negatives. The newly designed frame film holders are sturdy and snap tight and snugly over strip and cut film sizes. An Anti-Newton ring plate helps eliminate Moire patterns and colour shifts. Included in the software supplied are Digital Ice Technologies, LaserSoft’s SilverFast SE Plus 8, Xrite i1 Scanner and IT8 targets. The V850 incorporates what Epson dubs High Pass Optics with a high reflection mirror and anti-reflection coated CCD glass for enhanced image quality.