I don't use film anymore but used to use Velvia. The scanner I used mostly was a Minolta Dimage Scan Multi Pro with Vuescan.
Here are some of my old, film based images: http://echophoto.smugmug.com/Travel/Sextener-Dolomiten/
Agree with Christoph on the usability issue.
I work with a Mamiya Universal camera and develop B/W for myself, but only because I use a high resolution film no lab develops.
Color (Portra and Ektar usually), T-Max and other standard B/W films I give to the lab.
Scanning: Nikon Coolscan LS-9000: Best non-Drum scanner. Still expensive. Scanning software: Silverfast.
Honestly: Its a royal pain in the rear. Use film only if you really like the look of it, otherwise digital.