Hi Folks -

OK, having developed a few rolls of film in the past week, I realized that this can get spendy. I know that there are some cheaper avenues to explore, and I'm toying with getting a film scanner. Now, I know that a lot of shops will scan negs and put them on a CD. Is there any downside to that? Or is it something that in the long run, it's cheaper to buy a scanner and do it myself? For that matter, are there any reasonably-priced scanners? (here's where I'm going to be cheap: $700 does not a cheap scanner make).

Thoughts? Experiences? Input?

Thankx!