After following the threads, I am starting a new one. I am about to
purchase a slide scanner and was thinking about ebaying a nikon for
500-600$. A friend loaned me his epson perfection 4990 photo for testing
and I was not impressed at all. The scans were dull, grainy and full or
white dots and hair lines. Am I doing something wrong? Has anyone used
the Pacific Scan products? It is rated at 3600dpi optical at 48 bit. I
would like something that can output pro quality files if needed.