you are correct about being robbed. I told my usual sales person that was crazy. She agreed, but you know how that is.
B & H shows two versions of that scanner, a pro version and ????????. It would appear by the specs that the pro version has additional software packaged in. I am going to have one of my students (a computer wiz) check out the specs. I was also thinking of the 1680. However, as this is just a casual project I want to keep the cost down to just a finger, not an arm or leg. Am just an old fashion darkroom "rat".