I fyou are agoing to go the flatbed route, then get the Epson that was originally recommended on the original thread. I believe it is within your budget. It will allowyou to do both print and film scans acceptably. Fifty bucks for this Epson here is of course cheap bu tthe original price was only 129, and it is a somewhat limited model. Buy something that really suits your needs, dont buy something just becuase it is cheap.