peter carter , Jan 01, 2012; 08:55 a.m.
The plustek is *not* a professional scanner. It will do a better job at 35mm film than the v500.
The plustek you mention does not have infra red ability (unless you left out an 'i' by mistake), so no ice for you. This may be enough of a point to choose the v500. If you are in the monochrome market ice does not work, the the Plustek is the one for you.
I have the 4490 (pre-v500), Plustek 7200i, epson v700. before the v700, I used the 4490 for my 120mm film and the 7200i for my 35mm. It took a bit of convincing to stop using the 7200i over the v700. My work with slides (really dense film) made the v700 win me over. I now have more desk space... ;)