Hi Everyone (are you there, Helen?), I found a local guy with an Imacon 545. He charges $25 and up per transparency for scanning; he was recommended by a commercial photographer. The Imacon guy said that it's really not the machine as much as it is the operator... Does this sound like the place I have been looking for? The Imacon guy also said that he could point me towards someone who does drum scanning; apparantly well over a hundred dollars a pop, I forget how much he said exactly, it might have been $160. It was a lot. I'm looking for 5,000 x 7,100 pixels and for now am planning to go with the Imacon, maybe do 1 or 2 of my best transparencies with the drum at a later date. Am I talking sense? Thanks again for your help!