I just bought one last month and have had a great deal of success
although I am still learning. What sold me was the image of a dime
used to demo in the store. Also, the store (Houston Camera in
Houston Texas, no affiliation) I used has the reputation of being
very honest and they recommended it. The price was also reasonable,
approximately $350 plus all the extras.
I am still learning, especially the downloading to the computer and
manipulating the image from there. They also recommended the type
of light–ordinary desk lamps with white light bulbs and I am
designing and experimenting with covers.
So far, I have taken several experimental shots including one I will
post on Orchid shortly requesting bids for repair. This piece is an
antique and is well beyond my expertise but the pictures picked up
all the intricate filigree detail of the Victorian pieces.