Some of you probably have read and/or have gave your advices on my previous post regarding picking up film camera couple weeks ago.
I have shot 3 rolls of films, love the experiences and got them developed. I have checked the cost of scanning/printing. It will cost me $1/print and $2/strip (4 negatives) for scanning to "High Res" of their standard. Did my math, just from these 3 rolls, it will cost me an additional of $72 for print or $36 for scanning. I am sure I can find cheaper place to develop or scan, but I assume this guy know what they are doing.
As i do greatly enjoy the experience of shooting film, I am looking forward to shoot more. So I need to evaluate the cost from getting films, shoot, develop and(or) print to the end result of getting the pictures scanned to my hard drive in good quality as comparable to my digital pictures (else, whats the point of going film on top of getting to know how it feels).
My question is, is it possible to get a comparable result to scan my 35mm film vs pictures taken with d700 without costing me an arm and leg? If so, what is the best way to get my pictures from film to my hard drive? Do I scan the film or get them printed and then scan the pictures? What is the recommended scanner for my purpose? I want comparable result to my d700.
I have been looking at film scanners, but have no idea how to judge them. Budget wise, maybe $300-500. I have looked at Epson Perfection V series and others that way over what I am willing to pay.
Your input would be much appreciated as always been.