I've spent a frustrating time trying to scan negs into a conventional scanner. The problem is the light source. So, if I'm really going to get into film, I'll need to get a film scanner. I couldn't justify the cost just now, but might do so soon to fill the quiet of a dry Libyan weekend.
The Canoscan 8600f goes for about £120.
The Epson 4490 is a tad more.
Don't know if I'll get either of those in Libya, and the postal situation is still uncertain.
I've encountered several references to Digital Ice. Something else to research...