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 60mm F2.8D macro Lens
Copy stand (Kaiser RS-1)
Kaiser high frequency daylight lights
Flip one of the lights over
Apply mask (dark cover with a 35mm hole)
Am I missing anything?
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
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.
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.
Originally Posted By CB1:
I'm using Vuescan and while my old HP G4050 does BW nicely, my color negatives look horrible.