Epson V850 Silverfast

SilverFast 8 for Epson Perfection V800 & V850 Congratulations on your purchase of an Epson Perfection V800 Photo/ V850 Pro and SilverFast 8. On this page you will find important information about your scanner and the included SilverFast software.


SilverFast – A Success Story. With our new SilverFast 9 it is now even easier to create a digital image archive of your own analog images. A variety of new features, optimized image processing, an improved user interface and new algorithms which speed up scanning. The V850 Pro is a good value all-round scanner featuring latest technology and with SilverFast scan software it meets the requirements of photographers. Authentic colors: For calibrating your scanner, we recommend our patented and award-winning Auto IT8 Calibration using a calibration target from our own production in combination with SilverFast Ai Studio or Archive Suite. This video explains the benefits of scanner software SilverFast SE (Plus) compared to the Epson Scan software in use with the devices Perfection V800 Photo a.

I just installed my new Epson V850 which include Silverfast SE Plus and X-Rite i1 Scanner with IT8 targets.
i1 is installed and working on my mac with 10.12.5, working OK but it looks to me that X-rite no longer have this in their line up.
Thinking about upgrading the include SE Plus to SE AI Studio with the enclosed offer that came with the scanner.
But, as far as I can understand by some posts here, I do not need to buy IT8 targets from Silverfast, but can use the ones included with from X-Rite?
I have the reference files in txt format for the targets.
Would be nice to save some and not have to buy new IT8 targets.
EpsonCan anyone confirm that I can use the IT8 targets from X-Rite, made by Monaco Systems with Silverfast AI Studio 8?
Kjell Arne
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Featuring enhanced high-pass optics that deliver the highestlevel of image quality with faster scan speeds, the V850 Pro canconvert a wide range of media and film formats intoprofessional-quality digital images. This high-productivity6400dpi scanner requires virtually no warm-up time, can removedust and scratches automatically and includes a set of highqualityfilm holdersV850The Epson Perfection V850 Pro shows its best quality when operated with the professional scan software SilverFast Ai Studio + IT-8 target calibration. In order to achieve the best image quality we recommend to use SilverFast Ai Studio. With the SilverFast IT-8 colour calibration it is possible to calibrate your scanner individually and work within a professional colour management workflow. Thus the image quality of the scanner can be considerably increased and you do not have to spend a lot of time for extensive image editing after scanning. We offer the Epson Perfection V850 Pro together with the SilverFast scan software for a low bundle price.
Alternative film holders: As you can read in our Review about the Epson Perfection V850 Pro the film holders have a height adjustment and a glass cover. As an alternative you can use the film holders without glass from the predecessor model. They can be loaded with 4 35mm film strips instead of 3, with 2 medium format film strips instaed of 1 or with 2 4x5' large format films instead of 1. Due to the scanning without glass you can avoid disturbing Newton rings.
Furthermore, you can read in our Review about the Epson Perfection V850 Pro that the V850 Pro differs from the V800 Photo only in the software equipment. You do better and cheaper if you buy the Epson V800 Photo with the same software instead of the Epson V850 Pro. The Epson Perfection V800 Photo mit SilverFast Ai Studio has the best price-performance ration.
Please, choose above, below the price information, if you want to order the scanner with or without Adobe® Photoshop® Elements.

Key Features

  • Choice of resolutionThe V850 Pro features a dual lens system that automatically selects the optimal lens, with up to 4800dpi optical resolution for photo scanning and 6400dpi when scanning using film holders.
  • Scan from any source Scan a range of film formats in sharp focus thanks to the improved quality film holders with their adjustable height control and rigid design. The V850 Pro also supports film formats up to 8x10 inch when placed directly on the scanner glass.
  • High productivity Epson's ReadyScan LED light source has a warm up time of less than one second, so scaning can start almost instanly. Two sets of film holders means you can prepare a second set of orginals for scanning while the first is still scanning.
  • Cleans-up images Digital ICE Technologies automatically removes imperfections such as dust, hair, scratches and fingerprints from both film1 and photos to restore images to their former glory with the minimum of effort.
  • The right tone Take advantage of excellent tone reproduction with 4.0 DMax optical density.The V850 Pro can detect the exact tonal range of the original, making sure the brightest and darkest areas of images are accurately reproduced to reveal impressive detail and dynamic range.
  • Professional quality scanning: Slides, film, medium format & prints
  • Dual lens system: Swaps between 6400dpi for slides and film, and 4800dpi for photos
  • Removes imperfections: Digital ICE Technologies cleans-up old film and photos
  • Dynamic range: Accuratly reproduce tonal range and gradation of the original
  • High productivity: One second warm up time and two sets of film holders


  • Flatbed scanner with transparency unit
  • Scanning Resolution 6.400dpi (Horizontal x Vertical)
  • Optical Resolution 6.400dpi
  • Optical Density 4 Dmax
  • Light Source White LED, IR LED with ReadyScan LED Technology
  • Color Depth Input: 48BitsColor, Output: 48BitsColor
  • Interfaces Hi-Speed USB - compatible with USB 2.0 specification
  • Product dimensions 503x308x152mm (Width x Depth x Height)
  • Product weight 6,6kg

Supported film formats

  • three 35 mm film strips with 6 frames
  • 35 mm slide film x 12 images, all established mount thicknesses
  • 120/220-Film (max. 6 x 20 cm) 2 frames
  • 5 x 4 Zoll 2 frames
  • 203 x 254 mm (with film area guide)

Scope of delivery

  • Scanner Epson V850 Photo with transparency Unit
  • Flm holders for 35mm film strips, 35mm mounted slides, medium format films and 4x5' films
  • Epson Software CD
  • Setup guide
  • SilverFast SE Plus 8
  • Optional: Adobe® Photoshop® Elements (according to your choice above)
  • AC Power Adapter and Cord
  • USB Cable

System requirements

  • Mac OS 10.6+
  • Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7, 8, 10
  • SilverFast: Windows 7 (64-Bit), 8 (64-Bit), 10 (64-Bit)
  • SilverFast: Mac OS 10.13, 10.14, 10.15, 11
  • SilverFast: Internet-connection
  • Photoshop Elements 9: Windows XP - 10, Mac OS 10.5.8 - 10.14
  • Photoshop Elements 12: Windows 7 - 10, Mac OS 10.7 - 10.14
Compard to the predecessor model Epson delivers the V800/V850 with film holders with glass covers. As you can read in our review these glass covers have a negative impact on the image quality. That's why we recommend to use film holders without glass. Except the here shown 35mm film holder without glass there is also a medium format film holder without glass and a 4x5' large format film holder without glass. Additionally, these film holders have the advantage that they can be loaded with more film material at a time: 4 35mm film strips instead of 3, 2 medium format film strips instead of 1 and 2 4x5' large format films instead of 1.
For the cleaning of the glass surface of the scanner we recommend the scanner cleaning set from Kinetronics. The set consists of an anti static cloth, with which you can clean the complete glass surface, and an anti static brush for cleaning smaller parts, but also for cleaning film material. Both the cloth and the brush have the special feature that they remove static charges, which adduct dust magically.
If the glass surface of the scanner is covered with strong dust we recommend the use of the Kinetronics cleaning fluid PLCD. That's a high value cleaning fluid, which has been developed especially for the cleaning of optical glasses and glass surfaces. With a couple of drops you can effectively remove dust and dirt.
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When working with film strips it can often happen that you accidentally touch the emulsion side of the film. The damage often is irreparable. You can avoid damages to the film material and comfortably insert film strips into the scanner or film holder by wearing fine cotton gloves.

Epson V850 Scanner Review

Anti-dust spray is used to clean film material - no matter if it's mounted slides or film strips - by removing dust and fluffs with a flimsy current of air without touching the film material at all. There is no better, more comfortable and more efficient way to clean your film material.

Epson Perfection V850

For working with single negatives or positives we highly recommend using tweezers, because otherwise you run the risk of touching and damaging the film.

Epson V850 Pro Manual

If you work with digital images - no matter if they come from a digital camera or from a film scanner - you should calibrate your screen. Without a screen calibration performed with objective criteria you run the risk of wrongly adjusting the settings of the scan or the image editing software, which makes the image look right on your screen, but will cause unnatural alienated colours on other output devices (printer, image service, new screen).