I have several thousand slides collected over a lifetime, I would like\nnice scans of at least the best ones. I purchased a non-focusing flat\nbed scanner 4 years ago and all the scans come out with a very\nnoticeable lack of focus. Obviously, I'd like to replace it with a\ndedicated slide scanner that can do a decent job.\n\nIn a perfect world I'll love a Nikon CoolScan LS- 5000 ED with the\nSF210 feeder - but it looks like it would take about grand to get\none on eBay. I find that pretty hard to swallow.\n\nI'm guessing the multitudes of no-name, toaster sized scanners that\nare all over the market are junk?\n\nIs there something in the 0 price range that can do a nice job?\n(Clearly, I'd like it to have at lease a 5 slide automatic carrier.)\n\nThe other option I was considering was to just bite the bullet and get\nthe Nikon CoolScan LS- 5000 ED with the SF210 feeder, scan all 5000\nslides and when I was finished, put it back on eBay and get my money\nback. (These things don't seem to lose any value.)\n\nIdeas? Comments?