Originally Posted by Poppers
Are the plusteks upto the scan quality of the canons.
Haven't used a Canon, aside from a mediocre flatbed (8800) that I have, but having used a Plustek 7600 for a while, I can say I was quite impressed. Impressed enough to know that with it and film, I could get at least the equal of the files I got from my dslr. There's a few threads on the Plusteks here which I think highlight their qualities, with most being impressed with them. Obviously they're not Nikon Coolscan good, but then neither is the FS4000 from what I've read.
Also, unless you already own Vuescan, don't forget to factor in the additional cost when considering a used FS4000. Whatever you go with, enjoy. For my money (and not having used an FS4000), I would opt for the 7600SE, and see if you can get a good deal on one, seeing as you would prefer ICE. Would also echo the sentiment to support Plustek if you can, seeing as they are the only company who seems to have any sort of interest in providing decent scanners that aren't flatbeds to us enthusiasts