Has anyone compared sharpness and detail of the "flatbed" portion of the Microtek i800, i900 and the Epson 4990.
Someone mentioned the "optics" of the i900 are superior (to the i800) and therefore even though it is a 3200 dpi vs the 4800 dpi of the others, it may still provide a better scan at that lower dpi. I realize that most of you are using these scanners for their film scanning capacity. I am only concerned with the accuracy of the flatbed portion of the machine. I have used the Microtek 9800xl for 2 years without any difficulty at all and believe that they make a solid product and that customer service is at least willing if not superbly knowlegable. One other quick note. For those of you who need film capacity of no more than 6X9, the Minolta Dimage Multi-pro is superior to all the scanners mentioned above. Bottom line I am days away from purchasing the Microtek i800, a 4800 optic dpi flatbed scanner is a very attractive proposition, the question is, is it any good?