I wish to digitize a great number of B&W negatives. I have an older scanner (Epson V600) that works well with VueScan software and has film strip holders but is quite slow.
Additionally, many of the images I want may be the only one on a film strip so I am forced do a lot of extra effort to sort out what I want.
My current plan is to use a macro lens, a crop-frame camera (Sony) on good tripod, a film strip holder and a good small light source (w diffusion).
Suggestions on lens focal length, adequate film holder and light source would be welcome and any comments about the practicality of scanning 300-500 images this way. (I’ve tried scanning houses and the economically feasible solutions had mediocre results.
Any comments about appropriate f stop to combat residual curvature in the film would also be welcome.