Nothing new here, but I just got reminded again: For a while I have been on the lookout for a simple way to digitize my negatives and the Nikon ES-2 seemed to fit the bill, a tad pricy but didn't require too much fiddling around. I got the ES-2 - a little flimsy/plastiky - but it does what the label says. Now, as it often happens, shortly after my purchase, something more interesting showed up; a PB-5+PS-4 incl. lens from a seller literally next block from where I live - and that for less than what I paid for the ES-2. Now talk about a piece of beauty: Amazing crinkle paint, smooth rail operation and lock-down, positive tactile feedback all over, magnets to hold bellows in place when not in use, precise horizontal and vertical frame adjustments of the negative/slide holder, basically everything the ES-2 isn't. Not to bash Nikon for making the ES-2, I am sure I wouldn't/couldn't pay the price of the PB-5+PS-4 if manufactured today, but what a difference in the experience! When sitting down to digitize my negatives and slides with the ES-2, it was mostly like a chore - I had to pull myself together - now the exact same task with the exact same output is something I am happily looking forward to. I am once again reminded that a large part of my joy of film photography is the joy of handling these things, something most objects in the realm of digital photography fails to provide (me).