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What I really want to know is, what am I in for when it comes to scanning? Drum scans seem prohibitively expensive for routine use, do other machines do justice to MF images?
I've scanned more negatives with Epson flatbeds than I'd like to remember. I've made some great prints from files made using the V600 and V750. Recently, I've had a chance to use an Imacon Flextight scanner, which generally costs about $15,000. In some cases, the difference between my flatbed scans and Imacon scan is hard to detect on the surface, and to a point, the Epson scans make life easier because they don't pick up every bit of dust and every scratch in fine detail. There's also less visible grain. Having said that, the Imacon scans have their own strengths, including excellent resolution, autofocusing to ensure that each negative is scanned properly, and good controls. One big advantage to the Imacon is complete flatness of the negative, thanks to the film holder design.
I'm certain I could print at 16x20 (the largest that I personally want to print at, mostly because it uses 17x22 paper, which is the largest size the Epson 3800 series can print with non-roll paper) with scans from the Epson flatbed scanners.