To the list:
The new Minolta DIMAGE Multi Scan Pro looks interesting with optical
resolutions of 4800 ppi for 35mm and 3200 ppi for 120 film, a diffuse light
source, and Digital Ice. Its native software also sounds pretty darn good.
For a comprehensive review, see:
The main downside of this particular scanner, as far as I can tell, is long
scan times with medium-format film at the highest resolution. The on-line
review uses 4800 ppi for its medium-format test which is too bad since the
Scanner's actual resolution for MF film is 3200. The long scan time may
have resulted from the need to interpolate pixels.
Does anyone have any experience with using a Multi Scan Pro to scan 120
film at 3200 ppi? Would you be so kind as to report how long it takes to
scan 645, 6×6, or 6×7 images with and without Digital Ice?
-- Victor Landweber