I should point out that I am not looking for a film v digital argument. I respect the views of the people in the forum, and simply wanted to gauge your views on how you see MF film today. Yeah we're all pretty sick of this kind of debate, but I have a more specific need for your thoughts Of course there are many valid personal reasons to shoot film that have nothing to do with what most of the industry perceives as 'quality'. But forgetting about these intangibles for a minute, does anyone here use their Hassy V's for pro/semi pro work? I am a graphic designer that has always used photography as an adjunct to my design work, and have done a few pro gigs over time but mostly outsource photography. Because photography accounts for such a small part of my income, I sold my Nikon digital kit a couple of years ago, and have been either hiring or shooting film ever since (and I should point out, I simply love shooting film!) I'm certainly not afraid of digital - I have worked as a high end retoucher on propriety systems since the late 80's, am an Adobe ACE, Aperture user and work on other people's D3 and 1Ds files every day of the week. I guess I am like a lot of people here who derive some income from photography and there lies the issue... I bought a 500cm recently for 90% emotional reasons (and I could finally afford one!), but 10% from the head thinking that it will be used professionally and for personal work on regular occasions. So far, my results have been extremely ordinary. I shoot 400CN with a bit of Reala and Velvia. I had a preferred workflow organised where I would use the lab to process and scan the C12 stuff - assuming it would meet a reasonable quality standard but it's been horrific. Scans have been full of dust/scratches that aren't on the negs, tonality poor and the max resolution I can get is about 2000 pixel square. It's not cutting it anywhere near what I thought it would. Trouble is, I don't have a viable alternative apart from buying a MF scanner. I have used the Nikon 8000 in the past, and been spoiled with various drum scanners. I am not in that league price-wise. I have heard reasonable reports of the Epson V700 but it's hard to work out whether it would really give me a quality standard that can at least rival mid range digital SLRs. I really don't want to, but the cost of the Hassy gear so far and a scanner is actually getting pretty close to a D700 (and I have lenses already). So in your honest opinion, do you think I am just being emotional, or do you think (particularly for Black and White) that there is a valid, rational argument for a Hassy 500cm with something like a V700 as a system today? Don't suppose anyone has any high res examples of 400CN on the V700? Many thank for your time.