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Old 07-03-2021, 12:01 PM   #6
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FWIW, I had a Nikon D7500 and a 50 mm lens. Also had some extension tubes. I bought a LED light board for $25 and made my own slide stand. If you have a camera and lens, you can easily get away for under $100. If you don't, you can probably buy a used camera and lens for $700. Expensive if that is all you will use it for.
For me, I would need an FX prime lens. That would add quite a bit to the overall price tag. As I said, I've seen good results from the DSLR method, but a device dedicated to the task works best for me. In Mike's case, it looks like he isn't entertaining the thought of a DSLR, or a mirrorless, which now seems to be the way to go.
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