> > digital camera, a tripod and illumination should be able to cobble
> > something together for you. Recognize that amateur cameras are likely
> > to have significant barrel or pincushion distortion , uneven
> > sensitivity and other flaws
>That might apply to a low grade digital camera, but it would not apply
>to a 35mm SLR.
Definitely, but considering that there would still be scanning of the film
(albeit, that may be done adequately by the lab), you are proposing more
time and/or cost - substantially more. It is true that there are
professional digital cameras with excellent properties - notably those
using Canon and Nikon lenses for 35-mm cameras. Again, the question is cost.