Light and Lens Studio wrote:
If you want to scan medium and large format as well, then the Epson V700 is an excellent value. I've seen them as low as $525 from BH Scans negs, prints, and 35mm slides (chromes). I have one of these and it is really excellent.
If you only want to scan 35mm, then you can save money with a high end 35mm. I'm not familiar with the best brands of those.
i bought a v500 yesterday and all the scans are VERY soft. completely unusable, so i am not real keen on the flatbed idea at this point. you havent had any problems with the images being soft?