After using a dedicated film scanner to process most of my old family negatives (IR dust removal being indispensable for those old damaged negs) I’m finally getting into digital camera scanning for scanning all my new rolls. I’ll be using the Nikon Z7II. I just had a few thoughts on the lens selection though. My first thought is to just get the brand new 105mm z mc 2.8 which ofc has 1:1 macro capability and seems like it would be high performing. “Theoretically” it could double as a short tele lens… in reality I’m not sure I’d ever actually use It for anything but scanning though?
My other option is the Laowa 100mm f2.8 2:1 macro lens. Manual focus only, which is no big deal for the scans, but makes it less useful for anything else. also somewhat prone to flare, although this should be controlled for this use case. It retails for less than half of the nikon as well.
Lastly and most interestingly, I was wondering if the 2:1 macro capability would come in handy for scanning Kodak Disk and 110 film negatives? Don’t know why but of course my parents had to go invest heavily in both of those film technologies back in the 80’s so I do still have a decent amount of old 110 and disk negatives to try to scan, and perhaps this would be the best option to try to get all I can from those negatives…
Any thoughts from you experienced digital camera scanning people would be much appreciated!