Macro setup for film scanning

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tarpininkas New Member • Posts: 13
Macro setup for film scanning

Hey, guys, looking for some advice in macro lenses. I am scanning 35mm film with my Nikon D750 and the usual DSLR film scanning setup - tripod, LED table, film scanning mask as many Youtube videos on this topic suggest. However, the only F-mount lenses that I own are Nikkor 50mm 1.8G and Tamron 24-70 2.8 G2, obviously, not macro lenses by any standards. So far I've been using extension tubes, but, if I get quite really close with both of the lenses, most of the shots turn out unsatisfactory - chromatic aberrations, loss of sharpness at the edges is quite nasty. If I move further away, the overall look gets a tad better, however, I only get a 5-6 megapixel file instead of 24 that the sensor offers.
Any suggestions on a cheap lens that would get the job done and be sharp? Absolutely requirements besides that - does not have to have autofocus nor large aperture, as I am not planning to use it for any other purposes than scanning film, where manual focus is a must. Furthermore, could be of a different mount connected via an adaptor or use extension tubes, if you suggest that particular setup produces great results. I am returning the extension tubes that I own anyway, as they cost over 60 pounds and I certainly do not need functioning autofocus and will be setting the aperture by the DOF button or manually. All in all, I am looking to spend less than 150 pounds, as it can be a really old lens. Any suggestions or comments will help.
Thank you!

 tarpininkas's gear list:tarpininkas's gear list
Nikon D750 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8G Tamron SP 24-70mm F2.8 G2
Nikon D750
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