That's very good advice, why make the investment to scan father's slides when the same could be done by a professional lab. Of course, it would be even wiser to get a quotation for certain number of slides. Tha lab's rates may be set for peple who bring a 1 to 3 rolls of film, but if he tells them he has few hundred slides they may give him a price break.
Originally Posted by eoym
It might be simpler and more economical to just take the slides to a pro lab and have them do the scanning for you.
Unless you intend to do a lot of scanning in the future why bother with the expense of buying a quality scanner?
If you do decide to take them to a lab, I'd recommend that you start out by just having them scan a few slides so you can judge the quality of thier work. But most likely their scans will be better then what you could do yourself unless you invest lots of money....and time learning how to do it.