Hi - I'm new to photo.net and this is my first post, so please bear with me. I've done (what I consider) to be my due diligence and can't find an answer to this question: I am getting back into photography after some years and have opted for shooting and developing B&W film and then scanning into PS from there. I have an older Pacific Image PF3600 scanner which leaves a bit (a lot) to be desired. I've been researching newer film scanners and among other things, dust and scratch removal seems to be the desirable feature on the newer scanners, up there with resolution, color rendition, etc.. My research has uncovered the fact that Black Ice and other dust/scratch removal schemes don't work very well with B&W negs due to some inherent characteristic of the emulsion; Kodachrome positive film seems to fall into this category as well. So all that preamble just to ask: What is a good scanner for scanning B&W negatives? I'm not so concerned with method as I am with equipment - I can figure out method as I go. I am shooting Tri-X film, but will venture into others with more experience and I'm concerned about dropping dollars on a scanner whose features will be unusable or unnecessary to me. I'm sure I can keep my emulsion clean enough that dust and scratch won't be a major problem, but I'd like to make a good choice based on [someone's] experience rather then vendor descriptions of their products. Advice anyone?