Let's face it, as much as we love film and the darkroom, it's sometimes necessary to scan slides or negatives, or prints. You can't show anything on the Internet without doing this. MF film scanners are impossibly out of my reach, but from what I can tell, an Epson 3170 flatbed might be a good choice, pricewise, for scanning both film and darkroom prints. Anyone have practical experience with it?
I don't care about whether I can then make prints from the scans, as I don't intend to use it for that.
While I had a Canoscan 8000F before I sold it in favour of getting a Minolta Scan Dual III film scanner a while back, I thought that flatbed did a pretty decent job, even with 35mm film.