Doug Fisher , Apr 10, 2004; 10:55 p.m.
If you can afford them, the Nikon 9000 and Minolta Multipro dedicated film scanners do a great job. If those are out of your budget, the Epson 4870 and supposedly soon to be released Microtek i900 offer nice features for the money although their raw scans arent as sharp as those from a dedicated film scanner. Good scanning skills and Photoshop skills will allow you to produce some very nice end results though. The Epson 3170 is a real bargain if you are on a tight budget and dont think you will need to ever scan larger than medium format. You could always look for used dedicated film scanners if you were willing to take a bit of a risk.