Its my dads birthday coming up and I want to buy him a scanner new or used but I would like people recommendations on what I should look for. In an idea world id like to buy him a flex tight but he's not getting one before me and i can't afford one well I can't justify it anyways. I myself use a Canoscan fs4000u and am pretty happy with how it goes, I always see people talking about the epson v700/v750 are they any good and are they as good as my own fs4000u ? I would love to get him something really good as he just wants to archive all his old negs/slides (there is a darkroom full) since he has now retired. Scanners I have seen around but never looked into are plus tech and Pacific image any help would be great I guess the budget is anything up to epson v750 prices, and I am also keep to hear about any scanners that are better than these but not made anymore like the coolscan series. One last thing Im not sure how he will go for software I'm guessing vuescan as its easy and he went out today and bought himself a new mac which is running yosimite which is very new probably to new for silverfast.