Been waiting for 4 months at least for my new Nikon LS50 (aka Coolscan V) film scanner to arrive at my dealer's place and just this week the latest news is that its not find it. At least not in this part of the world. So after waiting that long, I'm wondering, should I look in another country? Just as I was about to do that, I realised there's a Konica-Minolta Scan Elite 5400 II that's about the same price in the US compared to the LS50. Unfortunately a check of prices in Singapore, Malaysia and China showed the price in asia to be double what it costs in the US.
Will be doing some hard thinking. I think I might finally forget about the Nikon and start to order the scanner all the way from Adorama or B&H and foot the shipping. Then I'll just hack the power supply so that it runs on 240V and not that lame 110V they use in US.