Apologies if this has been discussed--I didn't find anything by searching. I'm looking for a moderately priced 11x17 scanner, but it needs to output 48-bit color. The Epson VS-50000 would fit the budget, but its specifications indicate that it uses 48-bit internally, but only outputs 24-bit. The reason I'd like to hear from anyone who has used this scanner with VueScan software is that when I bought VueScan to use with my film scanner I accidentally discovered that with it the scanner in a little Canon all-in-one printer/scanner could actually output 48-bit color. Apparently VueScan somehow accessed the internal color data! If there's already a thread on this, please feel free just to point me toward it. Thanks!