I have been wanting to get a top quality scanner for some time and I finally took the plunge. I opted for the Epson 'Perfection' V700. I have load of negatives around and the scanner does an efficient and excellent job of handling the scan process. The image at the top right was made on Kodak ASA 100 color negative film and scanned with no cleaning or prep. Below is the same image touched up in photoshop CS5; I straightened up the vertical lines, adjusted the levels and curves, tweaked the colour just a bit and got rid of the the dust and other junk. This photo was taken in rural Prince Edward island around 1998.