Hi Last autumn i scanned some negatives and slides on my Canon CanoScan 8400F. I was not really satisfied with the result, but I really don't know what to expect from the film medium itself. I just scanned a couple of slides again and I still think that the result is too soft compared to my digital SLR. The attached photo was taken with an Olympus OM-10 SLR with standard 50mm lens. The film is Fuji Sensia 200. I expect this combination to produce quite sharp pictures - maybe I am wrong? Well, I scanned this photo (attached) at 3200dpi (specs for the scanner says 3200 x 6400 dpi resolution) using SilverFast SE Plus. I "blacked out" the person on the picture. I have included a 100% crop as well. The crop shows the sharpness of the picture. Not good enough, I think. The focus seem to be fine, but overall the picture is (very) soft? With other pictures I get about the same results. The slide was unmounted and scanned with the 35mm film holder supplied with the scanner. Negatives are often a lot worse, not softer, but the colors are bad and too much sensor noise shows up on the picture when converted to a positive picture - Multiple-exposure and stuff like that in SilverFast clearly reduces the problem, but not a lot. Looks more grainy than slides as well. Kodak Gold 200 might be more grainy than Fuji Sensia 200? I guess one can't compare negative and slide film like that? Basicly, I want to know how much more resolution/sharpness I will get if I buy an Epson V700? I have seen amazing scans from a Nikon film scanner - but OMG they are very expensive. The film grain shows up clearly - that must be a sign of good resolution? 4800 dpi or maybe even 3200 dpi is fine for me if the image is sharp. The scans from my 8400F looks like a good scan that just went through a blur filter and then a little pixelation afterwards if you know what I mean. The Epson V700 is expensive for me so I would be glad to know how much I can expect from the scanner. Do you think I expect too high resolution from the film or is the scanner the main limitation?