are you talking 8x10 prionts, or negatives? I wouldnt scan anythng smaller than 4x5 on a flatbed for anything more than small throw away prints, and web use. I have a Microtech Scanmaker 8700 pro at work and it scans up to 8x10 film in glassless carriers. It is still priced out of your range, but they are coming onto the used market. It is firewire and usb 2.0. I wouldnt waste my oey or time on a USB 1.1 scanner.