REVISION OF JUST USE A DSLR-
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If you have a decent DSLR camera, that is the only way to go for prints. And for slides but only if you have a good way to project them on a screen. The cameras I use have good telephoto lenses, both with fields of view of 75degrees to 8 degrees. These are both high end consumer cameras and it is no sweat to capture exactly what the object looks like. But I gave up trying to photograph slides lying on a light box. It was a lot of work to arrange the slides but the main problem was that working at 18-24 inches with a 300 MM lens the depth of field is almost non-existent, which I could handle but the camera always wants to focus on the text on the frame for the slide and it simply is not worthwhile for me to screw around with it, since most of my old slides are not that hot anyway, taken by ex-wife with slow speed film and the 50 MM lenses so common 20 years ago. The size of the image area on the slide is not the problem because I very easily get good images of dental x-rays which are the same size.
My cameras are a NIKON D700 with TAMRON 28-300 VC and a NIKON D200 TAMRON 18-200 but less expensive cameras should work just fine given a proper lens. I photograph lots of slides (but only on a screen) , photographic prints and medical x-rays including dental films. At conferences with a zoom lens on one of these cameras, one can easily photograph slides as they are being presented from the back of the room but up close is better because of faster exposure times. I normally have a camera with me which enables me to photograph prints of interest such as other peoples photo albums and even the types of pictures that some people keep fastened to their refrigerator doors.
The resolution of these camera systems is far and away higher than that of the objects being photographed.
You should be prepared to critically inspect your work as you go along and be prepared to learn. For example experiment with different projectors and screens if you have any available. Experiment with different distances between projector and screen since the smaller images will be sharper and brighter which might make a difference. Make sure you reduce ambient light. Experiment with different ISO to have fast enough exposures to eliminate motion. My own speeds are fast enough that I never even have to consider using a tripod. Dont be afraid to experiment with different exposure levels and use bracket mode if you have it since different slides will look better at different densities.
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