Film developing: What you really need
So-called starter sets for film processing are often not complete in reality. Therefore, here is my annotated shopping list for beginners: Everything you need and also why – including considerations of sustainability and ergonomics.
My personal camera-scanning jouney
My first setup was a traditional “slide duplicator and window light” approach, then a copy stand setup with a light tablet took over. The slide duplicator's rickety negative strip holder was soon replaced with a DIY negative mask made from cardboard and a foam mat. Since the light tablet proved too weak for a decent scan exposure, I switched to a box setup with a stronger light source and a negative mask as box lid.