I've mentioned this before, but my opinion is reinforced by\nexperience with my new Christmas toy - an Epson Perfection 3170\nscanner.\n\nI'm getting very, very nice results using this scanner to scan\nmedium format slides.\n\nI'm NOT getting such nice results from scanning 35mm slides. I've\nscanned the same slides on the Epson that I got scanned by\nDigitalley.com using a Nikon LS4000ED, and there's no contest. The\nNikon dedicated film scanner does a tremendously better job.\n\nNow, I know a dedicated film scanner would also do a tremendously\nbetter job with medium format slides, but my point is that the cheap\n(0) Epson scanner is good enough when paired with medium format\nslides to produce super quality posters - I'll bet alot better than\nmy 5 megapixel digicam.\n\nSo - Kodak - if you really want to keep film alive a bit longer\n(maybe you don't), you should promote it as the medium to use in the\nlast niche where it's viable - poster sized enlargements or bigger.\n\nImagine a 0 medium format camera (Brownie II?) that's very simple\n- all mechanical - perhaps able, with an appropriate adpater, to use\nany manufacturer's 35mm camera lenses. Perhaps manufactured by\nSeagull, and promoted as a poster making machine.\n\nOf course, just before I posted this, I had a few. So, the question\nis: is my inebriated vision viable, or am I just drunk?