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Old 21-11-2007, 20:28   #1 (permalink)
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I have recently been given about 2-3000 35mm slides is there a way to convert these to digital images via a machine or do i need one of those things that attach to the end of my lens and i basically reshoot them again on to my digital camera?

machine sounds much quicker/easier

Any suggestions/links to where i can purchase on

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Old 21-11-2007, 20:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

Well you could use a slide scanner but that would probably take longer than re-shooting them.
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

Unless you got a full frame camera, those things you mount as a lens will take a reduced image.

Canon do flatbeds that can manage 12 slides in one go, probably most affordable way outside of paying somewhere to do it for you, but then you have no control.
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

I've seen a slide copier in the small ads in the back of Digital Photo. Fits on the camera and not too expensive. Not sure if it is corrected for non full frame cameras or not.

Scanning slides is not as easy as you might think, and using a copier on a camera is probably the way to go if the other criteria are met.
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I have recently been given about 2-3000 35mm slides is there a way to convert these to digital images via a machine or do i need one of those things that attach to the end of my lens and i basically reshoot them again on to my digital camera?

machine sounds much quicker/easier

Any suggestions/links to where i can purchase on

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Dave, I've just replied to your email.

Anyway, I have a Nikon Coolscan IV scanner that I was using for my slides. I was about to offer to scan them but registered the number you have

It's not the fastest device and I was outputting to 20Mb tiffs. Each slide probably takes 2 mins to scan.

On this basis getting a shop / bureau to do them would probably be REALLY expensive.
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Do you have a macro lens that will do 1:1? If so, you could easily rig up a diy slide copying device for your camera.
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

I'm in the same boat as "Davetherave".
I do have a Canon D20 with a 100mm macro lens. What exactly are "one of those things that attach to the end of my lens" and where might one purchase?
You say about 2 minutes a slide...for photographers who photos mean alot, that's not too much time.
Looking for info and thanks!
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

My 35mm slide copiers replace the lens, not get fitted to the end of it.

The only ones I've seen advertised recently (in the UK) are from

UK Distributer Medium Format Cameras & Digital - SLR - Medium Format Accessories

They cost from around £70/$150.

i would have thought most decent photo stores would have stoked slide copiers, or could source them.
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Re: Slide copier any suggestions

Thank you Dabhand16,
I looked at the link you included. Yes, I think from our pro photo gear shops here in the Boston, MA USA area, I may find one like this.
You're so kind and thank you!
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I have recently been given about 2-3000 35mm slides is there a way to convert these to digital images via a machine or do i need one of those things that attach to the end of my lens and i basically reshoot them again on to my digital camera?

machine sounds much quicker/easier

Any suggestions/links to where i can purchase on

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I have a Jessops slide coppier lens that fits a cannon mount, I was thinking of selling it in the region of £50.
It has a focusing ring, and a 1-3x magnifier, the end allows a slide carrier to position your slide with horizontal and vertical adjustment.
Ideal for DSLR/SLR use and prob a lot cheaper and quicker than othe options.
Just insert the slides into the carrier, choose full or zoom in, point it at a neutral light sourse an fire away as if taking a normal shot.
Comes with instructions.

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