I did a search on negative scanner but didn't get much, so I am starting my own thread. I use traditional SLR, not moving to digital yet because there are some issues with the current technology which I have problems with, so I have decided to look into negative scanners. I don't know anything about them, and did a quick search on ebay sometime ago . there was this Nikon scanner that has a reel for about 40 frames so that it will scan the negative roll for you automatically. That's SWEET because I have used a scanner before and it took forever to do a scan. It costed about $1200 on ebay. Then I was at Ritz to pick up some things and they have a Nikon for $599. It does up to 4000dpi. I asked about the reel thing and they said it's a separate attachment whicn you can buy. I am not sure if it's compatible with all Nikon scanners, or do I have to shop for specific models. So I have no knowledge about them. Feel free to give me a lecture on what specs to take note of, what they mean, and what would you suggest. I think $599 is a reasonable price range for me, but again feel free to suggest anything. Thanks in advance!