cfitz wrote:Did they have anything to say about the 5000F in this regard?
Sorry, they haven't tested the Canon 5000F. The latest test was on "budget" scanners for < 100 Euro, including the Canon 3200F. It had lackluster performance for transparencies- faded colours and unsharp details.
An earlier test (issue no. 12) was focused on scanning transparencies. In addition to specialized film scanners, they checked the Canon 9900F and Epson 3200 Photo, both of which have a nominal resolution of 3200 dpi and only managed about 1200 dpi net for transparencies (the film scanners came significantly closer to their rated resolution). The Epson managed greater densities and was the best of the "all purpose" scanners.
Issue 6, finally, had a test including the Canon 8000F (and the Epson 3200 Photo). It produced a magenta tone for white subjects and had somewhat touchy software.
If you're interested, I can mail you the article in no. 12 and no. 6 (they're in German though).