Scanner, Macro, or kit lens for digitizing film?
Hoping for some advice. I've read numerous threads about benefits of various methods of digitizing slides and, frankly, I'm stumped. I'm not a pro or even a heavy user, but I like my old IIIf and developing my own bw film but I want it stored electronically. After reading all the options on the forums, and not wanting to break the bank, I've narrowed it down and would appreciate wiser and more experienced advice:
1. Plustek 8100 since it's almost all bw film I'd be scanning and just over $200. Many seem to like it on the forum, though it isn't that well rated on B&H. I'd be more tempted by the 8200 but the batch processing apparently doesn't work consistently.
2. Use my Canon DSLR as a scanner with a macro lens which I would have to buy (but I don't use it very often favoring smaller cameras so it wouldn't get much use beyond scanning). Used $200-300 for decent lens.
3. Use DSLR with extension tubes with Canon kit lens. Cheapest option, though I've never tried it myself nor am I familiar with how it compares to a true macro lens.
4. Flatbed V600, $200. Not willing to spend more. Some people love them, but I see many comments that 35mm loses a lot on a flatbed scanner.
I would love to find a Pakon for a song or some older Nikon unit, but those are only going up in price and I don't trust older electronics. With some fiddling I think the DLSR option has the advantage of being faster than a scanner once it get a system down, but I have done that yet either.
Anyhow, I'd appreciate advice, tips or tricks from those who have been in this conundrum before me.