I am just wondering if most of the dedicated film scanners are discontinued, is it just prolonging the agony? First the "used" scanners are v expensive. An amateur prob won't use it more than a pro, that means actual scan jobs that result in actual print jobs displayed outside, his/her own home or camera club. $2000US would provide a lot of outsourced scanning. Then, there are no warranty. Later in life, there may be software issues and driver issues. Should it fail, one wouldn't be able to find another one anyway, except the 10yr (say) used that might still work. So we have the slide or the neg. The obvious path is to make a print out of it. Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just say to the lab give me a proof and then give me a print or if it is a slide, just say match slide, 11x16 print?