I have not shot larger than 35mm in a couple decades. I've shot only digital since 1999 with rare exceptions. I am getting a Hassy outfit from a friend who is retiring from weddings and I want to incorporate as much into my digital work-flow as possible. I just won a Nikon Cool-scan 8000 on ePay so I will be scanning negs to accomplish that as opposed to a digital back. ($$,$$$.$$) My dilemma is, the negatives. This is the variable I can't control. I prefer to not have to setup my darkroom again and process color. And I am skeptical of my local labs abilities and well as the Wal-mart/Costco alternative. What GOOD labs do you all use? Is the Miller/Burrells type lab worth the extra expense? If you scan from out-sourced processing, do you order 5"X5" prints to use as proofs? Or am I just too concerned and should I let the locals do the film processing and take it from there? I guess the biggest concern I have is after looking at the local labs work, I'm just not impressed. Not only is this a lab, but a portrait studio. The portraits on display are poor to say the least. They remind me of examples shot with a 3-4 MP P&S digital, up-sampled and printed at 11" X 14" and larger. Poor color, exaggerated contrast and vastly over-sharpened with a lack of detail. Also, they took 120 off their price list so I suspect them of sending it out anyway.