Well, I look at that and not wonder whether or not there is something wrong with my 8000 but whether there is something wrong with the V500 used above. To me the biggest problem with that Epson scan is that it seems to be out of focus relative to the 8000. I just haven't experienced that with my Epson. One thing that I have experienced that these scans show is that ICE functions better on the Nikon. And of course the other question I have regarding both scans is which colors are correct? Are the ribbons on the wreaths red or does the sun give them an orange hue? Again, that's probably more of software thing.