Quote Originally Posted by mrcallow
If you only intend to scan film then the cheapest dedicated film scanner will beat all flat beds (with the execption of the microtek duoscans).

I've often wondered about this. There is a 4-5 year old Nikon film scanner for sale on eBay (one that will do medium format negatives as well as 35mm) and looks like it will sale for about the same price as a new Epson 4870. My research on the Epson says that people are generally happy with its results on MF or LF, but not for 35mm. That's probably okay for me, since I mostly shoot 6x6. And the Epson has digital ICE.

Any thoughts on comparing older technology film scanners (such as the Nikon LS-4500) vs the best new flatbeds.