Quote Originally Posted by nocturnal View Post
And... I wonder about a good quality scanner. I know the Epson V500, V600, V700 are all good although a bit expensive for the time being. Are the mini ones complete garbage or should I just save for an Epson?
At a minimum get a V500. I got one on sale for about $130. They are good for internet posting and just previewing your negatives. You will make mistakes in developing when you first start and it is a lot better to look at a scanned set of negatives and pick out the winners than waste materials in the darkroom. B&W scanning is easier than color. Color is difficult to do particularly for C-41 because it is difficult for a newbie to get the colors right.

I don't print anything without a scan first. I've found all sorts of flaws that saved me hassle in the dark room.