So first off, Hello.. my name is Paul and I try to take pictures. Try is an important part of that statement I've not posted an intro so here it is in a few lines, been doing this 'trying' for many years starting with a Box Brownie, through the heady days of Halina Paulettes, Zenits and Practikas etc, getting a job and having a bit of spare money so being able to move on to Nikon's and eventually after a while moving to DSLR. Now recently retired and back to being able to spend some time trying to take those pictures again. So to the point, I still want to use one of my SLR cameras for B&W - I don't really know why but then as my wife always tells me that she has no idea why I do anything, I'm comfortable with that degree of mystery in my life. I still have my B&W darkroom kit but I'm sure I wont use that again. Its sad to see the value of old kit but thats life, by the way there are some very odd results if you google for 'enlargers' ! So should I go down the negative scanning route? I wonder whether the results will faithfully capture the grain structure, If not I suppose I might as well do B&W with my DSLR. The spin off benefit is family archives and old negatives that I'm certain will contain superb pictures well not really but there may be some stuff that would be nice to see again.. I haven't bought a scanner and don't really know what to consider. Whilst there are a number of budget / entry level devices on e-bay there are also some older coolscan / dimage type units that were sort of popular at one time. I can't easily justify spending a huge amount on this as it may well be just a distraction from the rest of this pastime. Any comments?