I currently have a Microtek i900. I like the no glass feature. However, I'm having problems with it now with streaks going down my scans. I've tried cleaning and even contacted the company. I would be looking at $175-300 in repairs is what I was told. I'm betting on $300 and with the age and use of the unit I could very well have more problems down the road.
So, I've been thinking about just buying a new scanner. I've read many of the threads discussing the 700 and 750. I keep going back and forth after reading the posts.
I don't plan on doing wet mounting as I read it could be kind of messy if you don't know what you are doing.
I currently use the Silverfast AI 6 that came with the Microtek. I don't do any sharpening or color correcting with Silverfast. I only use it to set my white and black points. Everything else is done in Photoshop.
I mainly scan 2.25 x 2.75, 4x5, and 8x10s. Very seldom 35 mm.
With that said it seems the v700 is what I need. Am I missing anything? Want to make sure I'm not missing anything.