It's been a long time since I wanted a scanner for my olds 35 mm negatives. So after a search on Internet I chose this flatbed scanner from Epson.
Recommend this product?
I'm very pleased with this product. I scanned manly black & white negatives and slides with very good results.
But now I use this scanner more often for coping documents and the results are excellent. It has a little depth of field so the copies of documents are sharp even if the paper was fold or if you scan a book.
This scanner comes with complete (and customizable) software that allows you to save the documents in any the major formats: jpg, tiff, pdf and bmp. There is also a little program called "Copy Utility" that allows the direct print from the scanner.
The software comes with four modes: full auto, beginner, office and professional.
As for the speed, it's not a professional scanner so you must have a bit of patience. The good part is that the results are good enough so you don't need to spend time playing with color corrections.
I recommend this product for casual use. I paid for it 89 Euros.
But do you have enough place on your desk for a flatbed scanner?