Quote Originally Posted by helvetica View Post
I too bought a 100' roll and honestly, it's nearly driven me to give up film twice now. I'm processing with D76 stock, and scanning with an Epson V500 and the grain and resolution makes the shots look like a 2 or 3 megapixel capture that's been sent through SilverEfex Pro. I've scanned quite a few rolls so far, so I do not think it was just a "one bad /off temp batch" either... unless my whole roll is suspect.

On the other hand, it is cheap to purchase and moderately fast ISO, so that's not a terrible thing!
I've got an Epson 3490 Photo flatbed scanner, far inferior to your v500.

Here's a couple of examples:
- http://flic.kr/p/dbT1dd
- http://flic.kr/p/dbT1aL

I think the scanner has some impact to the final image but I think what you do to the image is far more important than the scanner. At least for web imaging.