Terry and Patrick: I'll check out your Epson suggestions in a minute, thanks for that...

T: don't know anything about scan quality for APUG (I don't use the gallery)--for myself, I sometimes enter local juried competitions that ask for submissions via CD, so the scan has to be as good as the photo (or reasonably so)...

David: didn't realize the B&W/ scanner issue, and I appreciate the Dmax capacity suggestion (will I Google to learn more about what it means)...

bdial: I'll check out your 4990, though it will be along while before I shift to 4X5, and when you say "sister site", are you referring to PhotoNet (PNet), or? personnel)...