I went to SF for the day last Friday with the rest of my Digital Graphic Design class (from Expression Center for New Media in Emeryville) to take about 20 pictures to fullfill a few requirements for stock images and what not. Instead of snapping of a roll or two (or a CF card of crappy point and shoot digicam pics) like most people I took the chance to play with both my Fuijica STX-1 (old school, 50mm X-Fujinon lens) and my instructors Canon Elan II-E (for these 75-300mm Sigma lens). I took a total of 16 rolls, lost 2 (one in loading the old-school, one in developing I easily fullfilled the assignment and needless to say, most of mine are worlds beyond the POS 1MP crap a lot of people were snapping...but I'd like to hear what people who are into photography have to say. (Seems like a good hobby for a graphic designer such as myself and stock images are big money..better to take them myself). I've scanned but a few of them so far (it takes a while). These are totally untouched scans (jpgs sourced from 600dpi optical scans), no levels, no nothing...and a lot of them need it. None match the richness and contrast of the prints (or even come close really) Still, I'm working on scanning a ton more before i dick around with them. Scanner is an HP scanjet 6300C. Also, one roll was printed in reverse it appears . I'll fix that too of course. Feel free to rip them to shreds (hotlink pic in question so its easy to see what you're saying about which pic)....I know I didn't obey the rule of thirds in a lot (damn eye has a mind of its own until i get used to shooting it seems). Disclaimer: in addition to being my first day out with real cams, it was also a hurried afternoon so meh...Have at it. http://www.datacomm.ch/hardyearbook/Pictures/Web/ EDIT: Disclaimer II: This is the first time taking out my Fuji since I repaired the meter myself but it works now I wasted a bit of film with it but it was fun regardless. A little tougher doing everything manually in a time-pressure situation.