It's that time... the time to get a new slide-scanner.
I've heard about the Acer Scanwit and the Minolta Dual IV. They both appear to be decent scanners, but I think I've made my mind up that I want something on the higher-end - thus it has come down to either :
A) Nikon Coolscan 4000ED - $1600CDN new
B) Nikon Coolscan V-ED - $900CDN new
but what I'd really like to know, is what justifies the $700 price difference?
They both scan at 4,000dpi true optical, both feature ICE and ROC technology, 38-scan time, and have a density/dynamic range of 4.2. So, what essentially makes the 4000ED that much better?
I want a high-quality scanner that will last for years, as my slide-shooting starts to increase with my airside access.
Hopefully someone has some experience with either of these scanners.