I have a good tripod, and an EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro. Is backlighting negatives and using my macro for a scanner an option? Seems reasonable, but leaves me with negative images and and orange cast.
I honestly appreciate all the help and suggestions given here, but I don't want make this too complicated. At TheDarkroom.com, medium resolution scans (good for 8"x10" prints) are $5 per roll. High res are $9/roll. 4"x6" prints are $5/roll. That isn't a ton of money for one or the other. I'd happily spend $5/roll for decent scan I don't have to put a butt-load of time into. With that in mind, is scanning worth the trouble?
Anyone else remember when we dropped of a roll at Photo Hut, went to A&W for a Root Beer, picked up our prints an hour later, and were happy with that? Me neither.
I did see an article about using your camera to take pictures of film, mounted slides, in that particular article. Maybe an hour or two to make the jig and after that, five minutes for set up. Interesting topic. Been gonna do this for years... just can't seem to get past the "I should" step.
Some of the flat bed scanners mentioned in this thread are not cheap. You can get a dedicated film scanner for about the same price. Do your scans and sell it.