ions wrote in post #15646949
I can create a pretty stable platform with a simple tripod setup. Though not as convenient as a scanner that convenience is not worth the cost of a scanner alone. The scanner has other perks mostly unrelated. I've got a bag of nylon gloves for handling film still around from back in my 35mm film days so finger prints aren't a problem. Dust will be but it will be for both.
Inverting the negatives isn't too big a deal
and I've done it before though not in a long time. That is a plus of the scanner though, a bit more automation is good. Hmmm V600s are on sale locally too. Though maybe I want a V700... Not sure it's worth the premium over the V600. Grrrr too many questions and hassles! Especially for something that's being done for a larf. I like film but man oh man is digital so much more convenient!
Recently I have been using some anti-static gloves from Kinetronic. They work pretty well. I only get maybe 1 or 2 lints on my negatives. I normally wipe down my negatives with the gloves several times and as well as the scanner bed glass and the anti-reflective glass. The V700 is useful when you want to do print enlargements above 14x11. With 6x6 negatives, the v600 or the Canon 9000f is fine, as long as you are able to determine the sharpest point of the scanner. My Canon 9000f is right on the scanner bed glass. That's why I sandwich my negative in between the scanner bed glass and the anti-reflect glass. The v700 is actually 2mm above the scanner bed glass. One thing for sure, the supplied film holders are usually inadequate to flatten the negatives. Many people use a third party one instead.
BTW, the effective max optical resolution for the v700 is about 2400 dpi. The v600 is around 1700 dpi. Same as the Canon 9000f. Many users, including me, would scan the negatives double its native optical resolution. Then, downsampling in CS5. This way, you can get more details out of the scans.