After looking through the forums here, it looks like you might be the right person to ask. We have an archive of 40 years of largely black and white photography, I am trying to decide which film scanner to buy to archive it all digitally, (gallery print quality scans) and I came across your comments about the 5400 and the new 750 pro. The most important things to us are probably sharpness and dust removal. The wet scanning feature you mentioned about the 750 for black and white negatives is very attractive. You also said that you though the Minolta was the best film scanner. Have you compared the Minolta to the Nikon, and how would those scanners compare to the Epson, for our application? Since we also have many prints, the Epson is attractive. However we have been using an epson Perfection 2400 for a few years and have not been that happy with it due to the amount of photoshop work I have to do after every scan to correct the tone (i.e. contrast sharpness curves levels etc) of the image.