I'm going to keep putting up some of my large-format Michigan pictures, but, pace one of the comments, you mustn't expect too much fidelity on your monitor. These are quick-and-dirty JPEGs pulled from the original scans. I'm a) not going to correct the full scan files until I've begun printing them, because if I did I'd probably have to re-do everything anyway once I started printing, and b) I'm not going to work forever on small JPEGs to get them "just so" since the only use I have for them is to post them online, and everybody's monitors are different anyway. I'll get them in the ballpark, and then you'll just have to let your visual imagination take over. On your screen, some of these will doubtless look better than others. The final form of any of these would be prints, nothing else.
Since yesterday I heard from Doug Fisher of BetterScanning.com. He had another valuable tip for getting good results from the Epson V700. Doug says, "I couldn't tell from what you wrote if your issue was one of disappointment compared to a scan from an expensive high-end scanner or if maybe a setting was incorrect. Just in case it was the latter, one thing that is not explained well and that has tripped up a lot of my customers is the software setting that switches between the two fixed-focus lenses. The 'film with film holder' setting chooses the lens that focuses somewhere around 3mm off the glass and which has a more shallow depth of field. The 'film with film area guide' switches to the lens that is supposed to focus at the plane of the glass bed (I say 'supposed to' because these relatively inexpensive optics have focus-point variance). I mention this because I have found many people who said they were obtaining terrible scans found that they just needed to switch the software settings. You must make sure the 'film with film holder' setting is selected any time you use a film holder. This setting sometimes mysteriously gets changed, so it is important to double-check it before each scan is started."
Consider it done. Doug also offered to send me one of his custom-made 4x5 film holders for the V700 (he also makes holders for 35mm and medium-format film), which should be interesting as the stock Epson holders come in for criticism in most reviews. I'll keep you posted.