Just a head's up on the chance that anyone is interested in a similar item:
I 've been looking for an inexpensive flatbed scanner with a transparency area that is large enough to scan a whole roll of 35mm or 120 at once. That way I could look at my negs as positives, enlarged and check detail, composition expression etc. quickly, without setting up trays and contacting, washing and drying. Sadly, it seems that most of the current home scanners just take a strip or two of 35mm or 120 at a time. Way too time consuming to be worthwhile.
I had just about given up when I stumbled on the HP Scanjet 4890. It has a full 8.5x12.5 transparency area and will scan a whole roll of 35mm as individual files in one pass or 120 or 4x5s or even an 8x10. Now I can pull the negs out of the drying cabinet, see them as enlarged positives right away and be completely prepared to dive into my next printing session whenever that might be. Once I start scanning all of my negs, it will also make it possible to start thinking about coming up with an organized and efficient computer filing system.
Yeah, right. :rolleyes: