"apparently the scanner one dreams about, for all kind of negative or transparencies"1.5 starson by danber1958
Pros: Very nice design, looks good on your desk
Cons: a normal scanner at a very high price
Summary: I Have bought this flatbed scanner to replace my older CanonFS 4000 US, in order to scan quicker, but mainly to scan larger negatives, other than the 35 mm.
The HP has a better resolution, but the scanned pictures look blurred, out of focus.
I have compared the same slide scanned at 4000 dpi on the Canon to the same slide scanned on my new HP at 4800 dpi... The new scanned image looks blurred. One could not distinguish the grain of the emulsion.
There is no way to focus the lenses of the scanner on the surface of the slide, neither manual nor automatic.
One can still use this scanner for very good poor quality scans, just like a cheap flatbed scanner.
Scanning also takes a long time, but this is not a real worry, compared to the lack of optical definition.