Good God, where are you? The 9000 is about 2k$ in the US. And they make
the 5000 for half that. Do you need to scan MF? If not, go with the
5000. In fact, there are leftovers of the older model at about $600.
Need to scan 120 film.
I just looked on amazon.co.jp for prices (not perfect, but they usually
reflect the lower end of "typical retail" in Japan); but even half of
$2k is still pretty dear...
Saa, shall we dance? (from a dance-class advertisement)