My father was an incredible photographer, and I've been gradually using the scancafe service to digitize his slides and negatives so that they can be more easily viewed by others in my family. Overall, scancafe has been great, and outsourcing the job to them was the right choice for me, as there's no way I had the time to scan his negatives properly, and the job would never have gotten done. I've recently found a reasonable number of his black and white prints, though, that I'd also like to have digitized. I don't have the negatives for these, but even if I did, I'd like to scan the prints themselves as he did a lot wonderful interpretation in the darkroom. These I feel I can do myself, I just need to pick up a reasonable scanner. I read a bunch of reviews, and searched these forums, and keep coming up with the Epson Perfection V500. It's gotten pretty cheap over the years ($135 shipped), and seems to have all of the features that I'd want. I'm not concerned with scanning negatives with this scanner, it would primarily be 8x10 black and white prints. My only surprise was that it seems like this scanner has been out for a few years now. That's fine with me, as it seems like it was good then, I'm just wondering if I'm missing any updates that have followed it. Can anyone weigh in on the V500 for black and white prints in particular, or offer an alternate recommendation for something that improves on it? I'd appreciate any thoughts.