Does anyone know if I would achieve better results from a flatbed scanner of equal or lesser value to my Rebel, when scanning original artworks (mainly drawings)? The drawings are extremely delicate, with very subtle gradations and although I've had satisfactory results with my camera there is room for improvement.
I'm interested in the scanner for archival purposes only; I very much doubt I'll be printing larger than A4 (though the option would be nice). The only problem with the flatbed scanner is the restriction on size, there doesn't seem to be anything bigger than A3 in the consumer market. While for most of my drawings this is fine, if anyone knows of a better solution I'd love to hear it.
I'd really like to hear real world comparisons as I know on paper the scanner seems like it should be better.