About 6 weeks ago I took the plunge and sent a huge bundle of my old 35mm negatives to Scancafe to be scanned. I got them back yesterday and they are amazing! If any of you all have a bunch of color or BW negatives or slides that you want converted to digital, I highly recommend them.
Each scan is 19 cents for color negatives, 24 cents for slides and 99 cents for BW negatives.
The service was top notch. You tell them, more or less, how many negatives your sending -- total ballpark -- and they email you UPS labels to ship to the stuff to California. They then re-ship to their scanning facility in Bangalore and start scanning on high end Noink scanners.
The kicker is that once they scan the stuff, you get to review it. You can delete up to 50% of the scans and not pay for them. This is awesome because it means you don't need to pick and choose beforehand or go sorting through you negatives. They organize the scans into directories based on how you label your envelopes of negatives. I did mine, more or less, by year but it's up to you.
Then they UPS you back all your originals and a nice CD/DVD case of your images. Super high resolution. Each 4-7 MB JPG expands to 34+ meg. The scans were excellent. For something like 9 cents more, you can get TIFF images.
I'm super pleased. I sent them all my negatives from 1981-1991, and now I'm getting ready to ship them all my slides.
Definitely worth checking out. www.scancafe.com
If you want $10 off, PM me your email address and I'll send you Scancafe's "friends and family" discount coupon.