Originally Posted by schaubild
I used to do A3+ with it, results were fine. But a dedicated film scanner with true 4000dpi resolution makes a big difference even at this (compareably small?) print size. I have never printed from the flatbed since (expect 4x5 scans), almost all of my presentation negatives/slides have been rescanned/reworked. This might sound like a lot of work, but I'm very picky with my images, it's all about quality, in the end I will get about 10 a year.
Thanks schaubild. This is my philosophy too. Just not sure I can justify the cost for a medium format scanner.
In terms of the canon flatbed scanner: does it scan a whole XPan frame at once? Also, how would an A4 print look off the flatbed? (One option for me is to get a flatbed to scan for smaller prints and then have my local pro shop do high resolution scanning for the minority of prints I'd like to do at a larger size.)