I recently picked up a Canon3200F at £58 from Jessops ( they also have them at Argos at that price) I needed a new cheap scanner, my current one only works with Win98 and its a pain having to use the dual boot machine all the time. I only do a small no of neg scans and usually pay Jessops or whatever to do them. But I find that this machine will do them to my satisfaction colour and black and white, even old family negs. For ordinary use it seems very fast and efficient, I guess the usb makes it faster than the old one which is an EasyConnect 9600. I thought the negscan on the Canon might be not good but it seems ok. I see that PCW also have the Canon 500 on offer at present via vouchers. PCW are still charging full price for the 3200F.