Quote Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
My goal with scanning is just to get something that will look like close to how an unadulterated first print will look.
Be careful here. From my own experience, the scan I get is world's apart from the print I get. Almost always, the print looks better than the scan. In fact, I have to be careful, because I'm often inclined against printing certain frames based on a bad looking scan. And then, to my surprise, the print comes out beautifully. There are exceptions -- very thin negatives, for example.