I purchased a second hand Microtek Scanmaker 5900 a while back, and am finally finding the time to fool around with it. It seems to be working great, but I fear that my images are out of focus. The scanner came with what the seller called a carrier, but it doesnt hold the negative (4x5 in this case), it just crops the scanner bed. Does the film need to be held off of the glass to get a good scan? Ive been fooling around with some of my old 4x5 negatives that I shot in college, and they just dont seem to have the focus that I know they have. Example... Full image, reduced in size DRAMATICALLY. Original is a 11,000x something image, scanned at 3000DPI Completely un-edited though. Scanned using Scanwizard 5, in the basic screen, and in "grey" Cropped sections, reduced in size approx 50% Now, I have this image printed 11x14 in my portfolio, and the print seems to hold much more detail than the scans.