I'm assuming that this will fit in the misc category... well, from what I remember my V700 was functioning perfectly when I got it new, less than a year ago... I boxed it up and it was moved around a bit, but gently, to my knowledge. I just set it up, and now, when I do a scan,of a kodachrome, a clearly sharp slide has a lack of crispyness. I took it out of the film scanning holder and put the slide directly on the glass, and got a slightly sharper image (still not as sharp as I think it should be though). I then tried a 35mm strip holder, same issue. It's possible that I never noticed this before, but how do I scan my slides without them losing the fine detail, and retain the convenience of the holder? This is irritating, i can't get the slide any lower to the glass without taking it from the mount, and that seems what needs to be done for perfect focus... is this normal?! do I just have to lower my expectations? out of curiousity, is unsharp mask a given with scanning? because i just tried a perfectly focused 4x5 directly on the glass and it still needs unsharp masking.