Thanks Androcles. I forgot to say I have already purchased this model. The reason I asked about speed is that it's supposed to scan colour negatives on 94 secs but mine takes eight and a half minutes to scan three, using the film adapter, in automatic mode. I've been in contact with Epson and initally I was told that ambient temperature can make a difference because the scanner has to warm up. I asked what the ambient temperature had been when they achieved 94 secs per neg and was told the temperature was not noted.
My scanner does a warm up then goes through the process of recognising what is to be printed. It then does a second warm up and another recognition. It then takes 2 mins 12 secs to scan each neg.
If others have this model and their speeds are no better then I'll just have to accept it's the norm.
I think that in automatic mode it may well choose the higher resolution settings,and this will affect the scanning speed.Also in automatic it is probably doing a preview scan before doing the scan 'proper'if so this would virtually double the scan time. Have you tried experimenting with the manual modes. Regards.