Here is my dillemma - i'm sure i'm doing something wrong and would like to get an advice. A bit of history, please bear with me. I've been using my faithful Digital Rebel for last two and a half years and absolutely love it - from Maine to Peru it's been taking great shots (in my newbie's opinion) Not too long ago i was browsing B&H and bumped into a decent deal on Canon ELAN 7N, and a thought came through my mind, "why not take the full advantage of lower end of my 28-135 lense by getting into 35mm cameras?"(i've been deliberatly buying only ef lenses). So, done deal - i've ordered the elan, and as soon as i got it - went out and started playing around with the toy. Viewfinder of Digital Rebel never looked the same again... I never got into photography before i was able to afford digital rebel because of one and only one reason - i would never have enough patience to develop films.:blushing: Maybe, one day i will get into this, but at this point i do not see myself spending time on the darkroom equipment. I hope i am not insulting anybody in this forum by making such statements, and may cause a shower of critique on my head (perhaps, well-deserved). I have a lot of respect :hail:before people who develop themselves and i believe that is the way to go in film photgraphy, and hope that one day i will do the same, but at this moment of my life, it's just not there. I hope this gives a background to my question. Today i went to develop the first two rolls i shot (kodak 200 gold and fuji 400) to my local photolab. Knowing that there is simply nothing worth printing, i ordered the files transferred to a CD without prints. when i got the CD and popped it into my laptop, i was really disappointed. While i obviously made mistakes while choosing settings, what disappointed me the most was the quality of the pictures. The resolution of the photos was about that of pictures from my 1.3 megapixel Fuji point&shoot camera (about 3 years ago). the JPEG pictures from the scans are no larger than 1 Mb, resolution 1729x1149 pixels. What is the reason for this? Am I missing something? Did i choose a wrong film and the guy decided not to scan full resolution? Or maybe i should have asked the shop to give me the best possible quality? (i can see how regular point&shoot user might be satisfied with the quality of the files - they look fine on the screen, but i seriously doubt i could make a good printout on a photopaper). Again, i'm just getting into the 35mm film photgraphy and I have never used a film scanner, and have very vague idea of its workings, but shouldn't those scanners give a higher resolution? I also do not think that the scanner would produce jpeg as an output. Another thing (relatively minor) is the fact that the numbering in the scans was off - so this truly screwed up my notes on the settings i was using. What advice could you give me? I really expected to be able to pull something comparable to the results of Digital Rebel or maybe even better. obviously, i expected ome deviation, but what i saw was really off. I was thinking of investing into film scanner, but if this is the quality i should expect - i am much better off (at this point in time) just upgrading my digital camera or getting the prints and scanning them on a flatbed (well, that adds dust, and i'm sure it would be more time/cost-consuming). So, to sum up, is it possible to get a high quality scans from my film in a photolab (it must be, right?) and what did i do wrong? Thank you in advance.