I just inherited the family photo collection of about 4 or 5 thousand 5mm Kodachrome slides. I plan to scan a lot of these. I know what I in for I was a drum & Imacon scanner operator for many years. I have tools to profile the scanner so I would like to do that also. I see a lot of old film scanners on ebay but don't want to be stuck with something that will require a old computer(SCSI) or old OS to make the software work. As I plan to do this over many years speed is not a issue. From what I read the Epson V700 looks like the scanner to get but I am wondering will the V600 do (Money is tight). The scans will be used for viewing on a computer and scrapbooking. Are there any other brands worth considering? But it would be nice to create a higher resolution scan if I want. One question I have about the V700 It looks to be a older model is there a replacement due out soon?