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Copying 35MM slides to digital
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Apr 3, 2017 14:25:09   #
ChiefEW
 
What settings do you recommend for creating digitals from slides projected onto a wall? I have a Nikon 5300 and do a lot of shots on automatic. Would this work.
Thank you.

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Apr 3, 2017 14:34:39   #
frank99
 
This would be about the worst way to digitize images. The projector lens and the screen would each limit image quality, yielding a result you would likely find not worth the effort. If you have macro capability, shooting each slide at 1:1 would give you better results. You could even remove the slide mounts and include the "hidden" part of each image. Even better would be a good scanner. Consider finding a quality used scanner, digitizing all your slides, then selling the scanner on to someone else. Total investment would be minimal.

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Apr 3, 2017 14:37:14   #
jtknikon
 
I'm going try digitizing old slides by projecting them on a wall to sort the really bad from the merely bad and then use an old HP S20 scanner to get them into my computer. I'll report the results.

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Apr 3, 2017 14:52:15   #
John_F (a regular here)
 
All of the big name flatbed scanners come with slide holders plus holders for other film sizes. Dedicated scan and flatbed scan technology are not different. Some older scanners might not have as good resolution as newer models, so watch the scanner tech specs.

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Apr 4, 2017 07:15:46   #
hj
 
Look at Wolverine.com. Search eBay for a used F2D100 (less than $100), complete your project and then sell this inexpensive device. You can search on UHH and see quite a few comments.

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Apr 4, 2017 07:26:51   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
ChiefEW wrote:
What settings do you recommend for creating digitals from slides projected onto a wall? I have a Nikon 5300 and do a lot of shots on automatic. Would this work.
Thank you.


I would rather not enlarge them, that much for copying. Many people here have used commercial and homemade setups to photograph backlit slides.

Here's a DIY -

http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-448681-1.html

http://opteka.com/slidecopier.aspx
https://smile.amazon.com/Wolverine-Super-20MP-Digital-Converter/dp/B00GIDADP0/ref=smi_www_rco2_go_smi_g2609328962?_encoding=UTF8&*Version*=1&*entries*=0&ie=UTF8

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Apr 4, 2017 09:10:08   #
cthahn
 
No. This would not be a recommended way to copy a slide to digital.

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Apr 4, 2017 09:36:19   #
Pablo8
 
cthahn wrote:
No. This would not be a recommended way to copy a slide to digital.

Why do you NOT 'Quote Reply' when you add to a thread?
Many times you have made a bland comment, without referring back to what you are advising for, or against. There was more than one way to copy slide to digital, so which way were you referring to?

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Apr 4, 2017 09:57:28   #
Paul Buckhiester
 
ChiefEW wrote:
What settings do you recommend for creating digitals from slides projected onto a wall? I have a Nikon 5300 and do a lot of shots on automatic. Would this work.
Thank you.


Bad idea. Use a scanner. They are cheap.

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Apr 4, 2017 10:06:02   #
smk124
 
hj wrote:
Look at Wolverine.com. Search eBay for a used F2D100 (less than $100), complete your project and then sell this inexpensive device. You can search on UHH and see quite a few comments.


Thanks for the tip. I just ordered a new one on eBay for about $60.

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Apr 4, 2017 10:21:27   #
hj
 
Thoroughly enjoyed using mine and so fast compared to flatbed scanners. I'm sure better quality than photographing images projected on a wall.
smk124 wrote:
Thanks for the tip. I just ordered a new one on eBay for about $60.



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Apr 4, 2017 10:26:32   #
Fred Harwood
 
However you do it, cleaning the slides is fundamental to good results.

ChiefEW wrote:
What settings do you recommend for creating digitals from slides projected onto a wall? I have a Nikon 5300 and do a lot of shots on automatic. Would this work.
Thank you.

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Apr 4, 2017 13:02:11   #
ChiefEW
 
I reviewed the two sites.
Has anyone used the Opteka High definition slide copier or the Volverie F2d 20MP 7-in-1 film digital converter?
Thank you.

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Apr 4, 2017 20:46:04   #
louparker
 
frank99 wrote:
This would be about the worst way to digitize images. The projector lens and the screen would each limit image quality, yielding a result you would likely find not worth the effort. If you have macro capability, shooting each slide at 1:1 would give you better results. You could even remove the slide mounts and include the "hidden" part of each image. Even better would be a good scanner. Consider finding a quality used scanner, digitizing all your slides, then selling the scanner on to someone else. Total investment would be minimal.
This would be about the worst way to digitize imag... (show quote)


I agree. Get a slide copier or good scanner. Also, there are many, many threads about this very subject -- search them and get good advice instead of asking the same question that so many others have asked.

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