I guess since this summer, my Canon CanoScan LiDE 600F started to die a slow death. Well, not the entire scanner, just the part that I needed most, the film attachment.

You may have noticed that my film images from this summer & fall had a horizontal line texture on them.  I actually thought it was cool but then I started getting feedback that it wasn’t so cool looking.

Based on that feedback, I finally called Canon to see what the issue could be. I talked to a few reps that told me that I was out of luck because my film scanner attachment was defective. Then I was told that there was no replacement part. My only option was to buy a new scanner all together.

This scanner is actually my 3rd & last Canon scanner because something always goes wrong with them!

After putting some feelers out for a replacement, I was put up on the Epson V500 photo scanner. Thanks Winnie!

Through a series of great incidents & gift certificates, I was able to pick up my new Epson V500 photo scanner on the cheap with free expedited shipping. It was all meant to be.

What I’m loving about this scanner is that I can scan 12 exposures in a fraction of the time that it took me to scan 6 with the CanoScan LiDE 600F.  The Epson jump off has some great photo correction features in addition to making serious enlargements on the fly.

Since yesterday, I rescanned 2 months worth of film & the quality of the images is very obvious. I actually fell in love with them all over again.

Check here to view more of my REFRESHED NYC Analog Street Portrait series.