I've been working with the plastic piece of crap lately. I've found at least one way to take really nice looking pictures with it: load it with t400cn, put the subject next to a wall and get very close to it, and bounce the flash off the wall. Frigging exquisite. The results I'm getting are a lot more mixed when the subject is more than 3-4 feet away, or when bouncing the flash off a high ceiling. You'll see the results as soon as I rescan them- my initial scans were corrupted by many annoying little fibers left behind by the paper towel I used to clean the scanner.