Equipment: Camera: Nikon D800 Copystand: still deciding between Bencher Copymate II or Beseler CS-14 Copystand Kit or Kaiser RS 1 / RS 2 Lighting: a lighting kit made for the copy stand? or a flash setup (e.g. 2x AlienBees B400 in soft boxes or maybe speedlights?) Lens: ? So far all I have bought is the camera and two primes (50mm 1.8G & 85mm 1.8G). My objective is to digitize, in the best possible quality, hundreds of old photographs. I had bought the 85mm 1.8G because it scored very high on DXOMark for sharpness as well as having almost no distortion & very little chromatic aberration. However it can't fill the frame with a 3x5" photo, the smallest area it can focus on is about 11.5" x 8". What lens should I buy for this project? I would prefer not to spend a fortune, but quality is very important to me. Would using an extension tube or bellows decrease image quality? Would using just the center of the lens cause a decrease in sharpness or introduce distortion / CA? Is a macro lens my only option? What would give me the best results?