When I was searching for a negative scanner, I was a little thrown by the negative comments for the previous veho scanner, the vfs001, but I needn't have worried. This was easy to install, albeit it that the little leaflet given with it was too small to read. Whilst I never owned the vfs001,the comments about pictures being too dark, seem not to be a problem with this unit. Be careful to follow the instructions to the letter, as the unit will calibrate as you direct, and if wrong, it will produce the wrong results. I set this originally to the best results (tiff), but found that 1800 resolution, on 24 bit colour, transferred in jpeg, produced very acceptable results, with file sizes arround 50kbites, unlike the 100Mbites for tiff.This is well worth the money.