Abstract: I try out the Nikon Super Coolscan 9000ED and compare it to my older scanners. This time, also including some comparison of the Noise/dust/etc. reduction capabilities of each. Part 1 = http://www.photo.net/classic-cameras-forum/00d6UB Terminology: ICE = Nikon's ICE ON E = Image Enhancer ON FARE - CanoScan 4000 noise reduction OFF- all filters, masks, etc. turned off so far as is possible Prolegomenon: Copying slides has been a way of life for me, going back to the early 1970s when I got my first Honeywell Heiland Repronar. When I went digital for scanning slides, my first choice was a CanoScan FS4000US scanner - a story told at http://www.photo.net/casual-conversations-forum/00arR1 and elsewhere. When I also got a digital camera, I thought I’d try some of the slide copying devices made by various vendors, including Spiratone versions (story told in third response at http://www.photo.net/digital-darkroom-forum/00WoRW ). I even got a Honeywell Universal Repronar which actually works very well with a digital camera body and a decent copy lens ( same link as above). Here are the three scanners that I have reported on.