Originally Posted by lhotse
...................... My question is - does the use of the canon lide 110 for this purpose sound reasonable if I'm not bothered about resolution? ................
2 questions come to mind:
1) have you seen the actual resolution of a digital print of a flatbed scan of an entire sheet of negatives? You say that resolution does not matter but to me, the incredibly low resolution of the print made it worthless.
2) are you aware of the file size of an 8x10 high rez file? That may or may not be a problem for you.
My preference is to dispense with my age old process of evaluating contact sheets, as I did in the wet darkroom, and simply evaluate the actual negs with a loupe on a light table. I have been doing that way for 10+ years and would not consider anything else.