I sent a slide and a high res scan to Nikon to help debug my 8000's banding
issues. They did a test scan there and were unable to reproduce the issue.
They believe that there were some (how many?) units that shipped with bad
CCD's. They have asked that I send the unit in for service. I have not
made up my mind yet. I may simply return it and get a Sprintscan 120. Most
of my medium format slides/negs are new so dust and scratches are not a
problem. I have a tough time scanning B/W with my ls2000 as it accentuates
grain in a way I find displeasing. My understanding is the sprintscans do a
better job at this. What to do, what to do....