Upload & Sell: Off
I bought a film camera and now I'm obsessed with shooting film but a big limitation is the cost. I'd like to be able to upload my shots to the internet, but after a roll of film is bought, developed, and scanned the cost for one roll approaches $25. I've been doing research and it appears like current film scanners produce decent quality scans and aren't too expensive. I've been looking at the Epson V600 which runs at around $170. It costs $10-12 to get a roll scanned at a lab, so after 20 rolls I'd easily be saving money buying my own scanner instead of paying to get them scanned. I want high quality scans, but they don't have to be perfect and I don't expect them to be. I'm not doing professional work; I just want to be able to upload my film shots to the internet and share them. From what I've been reading I gather that the only way to preserve the quality of the image from negative to scan is with a drum scanner, and I don't care enough to pay to get my stuff drum scanned. If I cared that much about outright image quality I'd just shoot digital all the time. I've heard things about how hard scanners are to use (hence why it costs so much to get a roll scanned), but after my "honeymoon" time with film is over I bet I'll realistically be able to shoot about a roll a week so I won't have to deal with it all the time. Does anyone with experience scanning film have any input?