The 850V is capable of producing stunning images from film when final enhancement is performed in Photoshop. I scan from an archive of 8x10 down to 35mm, and find that focus, overall dynamics, etc. are maintained very well with the 850V. I do not sharpen during the scan, but add it at the end of post-enhancement in Photoshop. For the investment and ease of use I cannot fault the 850V, and I find that scans compare well to my years of experience with professional scanners.