I have 700 very precious slides of the work of a top Canadian visual artist. Ive been given permission to digitize these. Im happy to take this on. I do not have an unlimited budget. I will need to purchase a camera?
Was thinking of a 20-24 megapixel DSLR or mirrorless camera, likely Nikon, with ES-2 digitizing attachment.
My budget would be strained to get a top-of-line 45 megapixel camera like the D850 or Z7…but maybe it could be possible.
Would 20-24 megapixels “extract” most/all of the information on the slides?
(Later I have personal 35mm negs to digitize, mostly black and white)
Would 45 megapixels be hugely better?
How large could I print in each case?
How large a 4k TV screen could I fill in each case with a HD image?
If 20-25 megapixels would give great results, thats great.
If Im going to do all this work, and 45 megapixels would be HUGELY better, maybe Id better, somehow, get the cash for a better camera.
Would really appreciate your feedback.