Is there any way I can transfer a multitude of Black & White old negatives 3 1/4 x 2 1/4 and 2 1/4 square. to files to be printed out later. I have a perfection 2400 photo, Adobe 7 and Photo Album. Second rate will not do.
The CanoScan 9900F (around £300) will scan negs of that size (click here). The dedicated scanners seem to be limited to 35mm. I've never used one or seen the results. Worth seeing if anyone else has. Someone might come up with an alternative.
I think √'s advice is good. They'll have all the info and might even manage a demo. If you have a finite number you want done having them done for you might be a good idea. I've thought about this for my slides and negs, but think it might be useful to be able to do it myself in the future as I still want to use my film camera along with the digital.
There are several film scanners on the market that will handle the film sizes you mention. I am familiar with Minolta, try their web site, and Canon, Nikon, &c. However, they are quite expensive. Unless you have very many to scan, probably best to have them done.
I looked into the scanning and transfer of images for a friend who had a collection of photos and I thought the service very expensive. A good choice if you only have a few but if you have a lot it would be cheaper to get a scanner and you still have a scanner when you've finished the job!
"One small point, most of the current generation of dedicated negative scanners are designed for colour negatives and colour slides/transparencies. None of them do too well with Black & White negatives. It's a case of dye image Yes, Silver Image, No. "
If you are going to buy, get the shop to do a trial first.