My wife has decided to enter the realm of digital imaging. This is bad news. F irst, it will drain financial resources away from my wet darkroom endeavors, sec ond my 6 year old daughter who has shown a great interest in photography over th e last two years may be seduced by the digital side. Alas I see this as an inev itable phase for my wife who has become "dazzled" by her sisters' digital output with their point and shoot digital cameras.
I have decided to outflank my wife by convincing her to keep using my 35mm gear and invest in a scanner and phtoshop to get that "professional quality". I know next to nothing about scanners but would like to at least get a flatbed that ca n produce decent files from my 4x5 negs ($1000 or less). I have also convinced her that eventually we will need a printer capable of using dedicated ink sets l ike John Cone's or MIS quadtones. She is going to love what she (I) can do with this set up.
Thanks in advance for your input.