I'm using 35mm B/W film(Kodak Tri-X) for almost ten years and developing my own film for last three years. I used to get my negatives scanned from a local lab but since last december quality of scanning is deteriorating and price is getting hiked every month. Now, I think it is good time to get a scanner of my own to continue my film work. For exhibitions, I print in my darkroom but if I buy a scanner then I would like to scan my films in such a way that 20 inch by 30 inch prints could be obtained from the image files. One of my photographer friend suggested Plustek Optikfilm 7600i SE scanner and vuescan software. But then others told me to buy Nikon Super COOLSCAN LS-5000 ED. So, I'm very confused and need some help. Thanks in advance for your feedbacks. Regards, Arka. P.S - Now-a-days I use Nikon D700 for my colour work but have some old colour slides and negatives which I also want to scan.