Hi, I had my previous scanner calibrated with WF's IT8-targets and I have go thru calibration process with my current scanners (V700 & Minolta sc IV) including three scanning softwares. However, I have become more and more sceptic with the targets. They just don't seem to work correctly or I have completely misunderstood their purpose. For example, I scan Fujichrome Astia with V700 using Vuescan - the output file will have gamma1.0 and I assign the proper profile in the photoshop. That works well with the IT8 target and.... well, it works with any other color slide (astia, provia, sensia), but the color just aren't same as in original slide. The black is not really black, the whole picture lacks kind a vividness. And usually there's more or less magenta color cast in entire scan (especially with astia and provia). Now, correct if I am wrong, but I have understood that the purpose of IT8 target calibration is to get as good digital reproduction from the original color slide as possible. But it seems that the result is never any closer than just scan with fully automatic settings or scan RAW (or linear gamma, ..) and then correct all colors manually using curves tools. Where did I got it all wrong?