I notice the new Epson 4990 will handle large negatives measuring 6.5" by\n8.5". I'm thinking of buying one of these Epsons to digitise around 1500\nplate glass negatives of various sizes (largest being size mentioned above),\nbut want to know if anyone on this group has used one for doing plate glass\nnegs, and what sort of results have they achieved. I presume the 4870 would\ngive similar image quality; anyone tried plate glass negs under one of\nthose? What did they turn out like? I had a guy trying to sell me an ancient\nNikon Scantouch AX-1200, and he was trying to tell me that with the\n"density" of the plate glass negs, I'll never get a good result with the\nstd. tranasparency adaptors on "modern scanners". He's trying to tell me\nthey (the negs) are "too dark" to come out any good. As it was his old Nikon\nthat he was demo'ing to me kept saying "too dark", but i'm just thinking his\nlight was going weak in the transparency adaptor and he was making up\nexcuses. He upended a normal lightbox and sat on top of the Nikon, scanned ,\nand they came out reasonably good, but, no, i'm not parting with any real\nmoney to buy a 10 year old scanner, that could fail 5 minutes after I get\nhome! So, any info on the new Epson for scanning glass negs would be very\nmuch appreciated.\nThanks in advance!