Predrag Vranic , Jul 28, 2010; 11:10 a.m.
I ended up with CS8800F altough at first I wanted V500 or V600. Wouldn't want it other way now, 8800F is great scanner, it's not that much about sharpness (sharpness attributes to film holders mostly), it's about pixel peeping at 300% crops from 3200dpi scans and enjoying much more realistic grain than the one I saw with Epson.
but I shoot MF almost exclusively, sometimes 35mm, so if I start shooting LF tomorrow I'd be better looking for a new scanner because of the scanning area 8800 gives. with 9000F however I wouldn't be that much concerned about changing format.
there are 2 important things besides scanner - scanning software and film holders. If 9000F comes with bundled SilverFast SE like 8800F did, I say go for that one.