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12/11/2018 1:58:31 AM
Posted: 12/6/2018 2:34:05 PM EST
I have a lot of slides and negatives that I want to digitize

Was looking at the ES-2, but I think I can make something that do the job, Cheaper.

Thoughts on the ES-2?

What I have:
Nikon D7200
Nikon 60mm F2.8D macro Lens
Copy stand (Kaiser RS-1)
Kaiser high frequency daylight lights

Was thinking
Flip one of the lights over
Level
Apply mask (dark cover with a 35mm hole)

Take picture

Am I missing anything?
Link Posted: 12/6/2018 9:32:21 PM EST
They make purpose built slide/negative holders with/without lights.

If I had a ton to do I'd be looking into one of those.

But I think a better solution is to get a reasonably good flatbed scanner; they all come with slide and negative holders and have special functions just for that.

These were scanned from negatives with my $100 Canon scanner. The negs weren't in the best condition.

IMG_0016-Golden Gate-SF by FredMan, on Flickr

SCN_0024-Waterfall Rainbow by FredMan, on Flickr

DSC_0031-St Helens Damage by FredMan, on Flickr

DSC_0041-Pisaq Terraces by FredMan, on Flickr
Link Posted: 12/7/2018 10:30:02 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/7/2018 10:30:42 AM EST by CB1]
@FredMan
are you using the native software? I'm using Vuescan and while my old HP G4050 does BW nicely, my color negatives look horrible.

ETA: I do the BW myself, I send out my color to The Darkroom.
Link Posted: 12/7/2018 11:34:04 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CB1:
I'm using Vuescan and while my old HP G4050 does BW nicely, my color negatives look horrible.
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I've been using Vuescan for years with my flatbed scanner, and it works well for old prints. I haven't tried it with negatives or slides, though. But now, my old scanner seems to be dead, so I guess that's something else I need to buy.
Link Posted: 12/8/2018 9:04:10 AM EST
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Originally Posted By CB1:
@FredMan
are you using the native software? I'm using Vuescan and while my old HP G4050 does BW nicely, my color negatives look horrible.

ETA: I do the BW myself, I send out my color to The Darkroom.
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Yes. Scan to TIF, then import into LR.
Link Posted: 12/11/2018 10:32:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2018 10:33:25 PM EST by fish223]
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