I shoot 6x7 and 4x5 b/w, mostly Acros, and want to buy a scanner. The largest I will print is 13X16 inch. I am looking at the Microtek 900 or the Epson 4990.
From what I have read the print quality at 13x16 should be about the same with scans from either of these scanners.
What I would like to know is, are there any features that differentiate them? Specifically, if not having glass between the negative and optics would be a benefit, especially since I have read complaints of Newton rings with Acros?
Resolution and dmax don't concern me, since I believe both scanners are good enough for my needs in that respect.
Another related question to anyone who uses a Microtek 1800: for 13x16 is there any benefit in spending the extra money for a Microtek 1800 compared to the 900?
Thanks in advance for taking the time.