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fishboy

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3,347 posts

116 months

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Want to put a load of transparency's on the my laptop and disc ,any ideas on what unit to get hold of .
Thanks

rsv gone!

11,062 posts

127 months

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Flat-bed scanner?

Oystercatcher

371 posts

88 months

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A proper film scanner will give the best results, but it's not going to be a quick process.

S47

966 posts

66 months

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I transfered several 1000 slides, I used epson 2480 flatbed scanner, which worked well, after I tweaked the standard capture settings.
Its a time consuming process, so buy a few cans of beer and be prepared for some late nights.
Good luck

paulwd

190 posts

108 months

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bought an epson v500 scanner today for the same reason I'll let you know what the results are like
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fishboy

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3,347 posts

116 months

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paulwd said:
bought an epson v500 scanner today for the same reason I'll let you know what the results are like
please do, and thanks everyone else

DamienB

855 posts

105 months

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DSLR...

You need a nice even light source (wife's big daylight lamp), a means of holding the slide on it (cardboard ledge held on with tape), camera on tripod aligned properly so the image fills the frame. The latter probably means using a macro lens, or a non-macro with some cheap extension tubes. Live view on the camera helps, as does shooting RAW so you can deal with any exposure cockups easily.

Once setup you can do about 1 slide every 5 seconds, which utterly blows away doing it with a scanner - plus the quality is only constrained by your DSLR (with my D7000 producing 16.7MP shots, it was way beyond the resolution of the original slides for most of them).

Gemm

1,784 posts

101 months

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I've noticed these small scanners and some are pretty cheap but I have no idea what the quality is like. They seem pretty easy to use though.... Has anyone used them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQfGk38D3U0

paulwd

190 posts

108 months

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Thursday 11th October 2012 quote quote all
I've started working with the epson v500 if you want to forward me your e-mail I will send you some of the results

rlw

2,407 posts

123 months

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http://www.kauserinternational.com/Photography/Ohn...

You can buy duplicators which are a camera attachment of some kind. From professional experience, I can say that getting the light source spot on, amd the exposure too, will be a PITA but once you do - and it will be a hell of a lot easier with digital than Ektachrome - the results will be as good.

I haven't done this for many years - 30+ - but I think the correct exposure will remain fixed throughout and will be dependent upon distance from light source more than anything, and getting the source completely flare free and even may take some experimentation. But, as has been said, once set up, you hould be able to do hundreds in a day. I used to do thousands a day in a former life, although not straight dupes, and have probably spent more of my life mounting slides in sprocket registered mounts than a human being really should.

Edited by rlw on Friday 12th October 08:27

fishboy

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Paul has kindly sent me some scans he has done on the v500 ,and i have to say there great , i think i'm of the the shops biggrin
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