Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:50 AM
I had a very similar job to do on my family slide collection a few years ago.
After starting out taking digital pics of slides projected onto a screen, I eventually graduated to an old Nikon CoolScan 3 scanner, bought second-hand, and then later bought software from LaserSoft Imaging. I got the job done eventually with a lot of work, and I was relatively satisfied with the results.
Probably the "best" option (if you are a perfectionist and demand the best possible results from your efforts) would be a new Nikon slide scanner (but the price may be an obstacle). There seem to be a number of less expensive scanners available these days, and a friend bought an Optex branded (digital slide) scanner at a local shop (a lot less money than a new Nikon), and it does the job (scans slides to produce digital images). However, I'm not sure that I would have been satisfied with results possible using the cheaper option.
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