This threads been going over for 24 hours. I can’t believe nobody’s pointed out that analogue is better than digital.
If you’ve got a collection of high quality 35mm slides it's well worth investing in a top notch projector. I’d recommend the Leica Prodovit P600IR with Colorplan Lens. It produces stunning images. (a lot larger than A3, no scanning or printing required).
If you use 35mm and 6x6, the Rollei P11 is a nice piece of kit.
I am tempted to agree, but only tempted! Without violins.....................my father took slide images over many years. As my mother is now in a care home, we have been recommended to create a memory book and to do that we need to digitise the slides. Hence the question. We could just print them but all the family have decided they want a copy of the chosen images!
Richard, your image is very impressive.
A flatbed scanner will cost around £175/250 new but a Coolscan will cost at least £800 and be second hand (which in itself isn't an issue so long as you can guarantee the quality of the purchase as always)
( And if i get the projector out again, my kids will just leave me too it.......!)