a pretty good scanner for under $500 with 1600x1600 resolution. I have the D200 and love it. Use it all the time. Not sure how you intend to put the slides on the camera. Doubt it will work as well as a scanner. Good Luck!
and life goes on...
I have more than 1000 35mm slides that I want to transfer to digital format.
Many years ago, using my Nikon with the standard 55mm lens, I 'transferred' 5x7s photos to slides. To drop the focal length, I used an extension tube between the camera body and the 55mm lens. It worked out very well. Presently I do not own a digital camera, so rather than buying a scanner, I would like to put the money towards the purchase of a dSLR camera, like the Nikon D80 (D200???).
Is this a reasonable approach?