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Jan 6, 2015 11:11:53   #
Silver, I have a 55mm AF coming from Amazon as I text....its a lens I should have anyway. I will just have to live with scanner envy for your Imacon. With the exception of extension tubes, all other items you mention are on hand so let the experimentation begin.
silver wrote:
I have an Imacon scanner and it does an amazing job of scanning slides. The 24-70 lens is not designed for copy work, you really need a 1-1 macro lens for this. You also will need a translucent piece of opaque white plastic to mount the slides on and you will also need a good tripod to mount the camera on because your focusing is very critical. The light source illuminating the slide will influence color with daylight being the best. Even with extension tubes the 24-70 lens will not be a good choice for this.
I have an Imacon scanner and it does an amazing jo... (show quote)
 
Jan 2, 2015 10:25:03   #
Thanks....great suggestions!!
lamiaceae wrote:
I've copied 35mm, 120 film (6x6cm & 6x7cm), and 4x5" negatives and transparencies with a APS-C camera. I use a tripod with a 90-degree side arm, and a color balanced light-box. Various light boxes are sold for slide sorting and tracing and other art activities. I'll use a 35mm or 50mm Macro prime lens. It works pretty well with Black & White films or Color Reversal (Slide) films, but not so well with Color Negative films. I also have to do a bit of PP with Ps CS6 to get positives and what I want. The problem with Color Negatives is likely three-fold. They have a red-orange mask, negative (usually printed with two color filters, not all three), again requiring a Reverse; the film is old and probably color shifted and/or faded from age; and the white balance is off when copied. Most of these issues are in the processing or software though. Because when I copy such Color Negatives with my Epson V500 Scanner or other scanners owned by others, I get a fairly nice positive image right out of the scanner. And I usually can adjust that fine with Photoshop if needed.

Surprisingly I often get better results from copying a print (when I don't have a negative or can't find it).

I've tried using a optical Slide Copier with a CF camera. I agree it would work MUCH better with a FF camera. I have a slide copier rig with one of my Bellows but the focal and working lengths are never right with any of my (20+) lenses. I found I can rig it up using de-glassed filters as spacers. But it is so much trouble that it is better to use the scanner now that I have one. The Bellows / Slide Copier gadget is a Pentax one made for film Pentax cameras, 24x36mm format not APS-C FC sensors. So it might very well work better with a FF DSLR camera (if Pentax made one).

Your Nikon Nikon D800e with its massively HIGH resolution will show the limitations of any technique you use to copy images. And you've probably heard this before, use a good prime lens for close-up work. For that camera, a Nikkor 55mm or 105mm Micro.
I've copied 35mm, 120 film (6x6cm & 6x7cm), an... (show quote)
Jan 2, 2015 00:33:37   #
thanks Blackest....I have about 30 35mm b&w negs of various quality that are very eager to get unto the latest algorithyms of photoshop cc. Some folks are just taping the edges down to a small light box and rigging up some sort of camera mount..some just using a wierdly positioned tripod. My Tamron is a very nice clear lense with accurate AF...but I don't think I'll be able to get close enough to the negative. A good macro primary lens might be necessary. I'll just go to bed and look forward to any other ideas on the subject. Nite.

J.
blackest wrote:
Its a little tricky depending on how you do it, there are what they call slide duplicators which actually may be quite good with a full frame camera. With a aps-c you get the middle of the frame.

Black & White and Slide are fairly easy to do well color negatives, so hard to get a good white balance. I messed around a lot and in the end a dedicated machine produced a fair result. It was smart enough to be able to produce positives all on its own. Still a long and tedious job, i did around 600 in a couple of days.

Set aside the best for post processing, maybe cleaning. The memories are there even if they were not the best photographs ever taken.
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Jan 1, 2015 23:43:43   #
I have been reading accounts of dslr owners using their cameras and lenses to scan negatives with possible results rivaling those of a good (Imacon) drum scanner. I am using a Nikon d800e with a Tamron 24-70mm VC‎ but not sure what I would need to adapt it for scanning 35mm and 120 roll film. Has anyone had any experience with this? Any info much appreciated. Thanks
Jul 28, 2014 09:57:10   #
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Jul 28, 2014 09:51:12   #
Steve.....when a video has that many edits it has been cut and pasted to manipulate it into saying whatever the editor wants to say. I once made George Bush sound as if he was a transvestite used car salesman by just moving sound bites around. Obama has been just as accepting and vocal about his Christian faith. Where is the proof that this clip was pulled by the government? If I ran Fox news I would have pulled it because its so obviously heavily manipulated to promote the nutbag paranoid far right's agenda. These are the same folks that film garbage can lids in the air to prove the existence of UFO's. In the end, its all just propaganda....all politicians and political action groups use these methods. Don't be a victim of something so obvious.
Steve_m wrote:
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Jul 23, 2014 11:32:24   #
chrisscholbe wrote:
If our country isn't being run the way we want, then it's OUR responsibility to change it.


I agree, but when WE are so disparate in our opinions on how things should be run we are being divided, polarized and conquered....and not by any politician or known political group. Very very very rich men run this country..not Obama, Bush, Cheney, Senate, House, Supreme Court, etc. Our elections and legislations are bought and payed for in the dark. Just my opinion...
Jul 19, 2014 10:11:09   #
in a related experience a couple of years back I lost hundreds of photo files..years of work, after backing them up on an external hard drive in preparation for a reformat of my internal hard drive. When I went to retrieve the images from the external drive it chose that precise moment to end its life taking every scanned negative and digital image with it ...30 years of work. I paid a service named Ontrack $1400 to recover them. They could only do so for all files beginning with A,B or C. The rest were lost to the wind. (Moment of silence). Like a small coffin, my old extenal hard drive, containing its original discs of my lost work, was returned to me. It sits in a dark drawer where it awaits some new technology that will unlock it's breathless secrets...but I hold little hope of this. Lesson: backup your work on two external drives and pay an online file storage service to protect your work.
Leon S wrote:
A few years back, our home was struck by lightening and we lost our computers and a lot of other items. What wasn't backed up and stored unplugged from the wall was lost. We paid a service $95 dollars to retrieve info on one machine. A few days ago my lap top mother board fried. Instead of paying another $95 dollars to try to retrieve what wasn't already backed up, I bought a Sata docking station for $35. It was easy to remove the lap top hard drive and recover the unsaved info onto my desk top. Now for $35 I have my info and a cheep portable hard drive for future use. These docking stations are available for almost all hard drives. If your not a computer geek, you may not have known about this alternative.
A few years back, our home was struck by lightenin... (show quote)
Jul 8, 2014 17:04:18   #
cResQ, Do you use it for layer selection? If so, tell me what I'm doing wrong!! If not, in what ways do you use it for post processing? Thanks. J.
CResQ wrote:
I too have the Wacom Bamboo which you will need to pry from my dead hands!! :thumbup: I will never go back to using the mouse on my Mac.
Jul 8, 2014 13:13:53   #
I have the wacom bamboo. Tried using it for selecting layers in Photoshop, but found it less precise than zooming in and using the masking tool.
BJS wrote:
I am considering of purchasing a Wacom Tablet to use to work on my photos. Any suggestions of which one any one prefers. Or any good information for me on another product to help me decide which one to buy. I dont know much about it but have been reading on where people use this to work on their photos and would like to try it.
 
Jul 7, 2014 00:05:05   #
Thanks, J.R... I cued my friend up to this forum so he hopefully has gotten your suggestion. All the best, and thanks to everyone for their valued comments!

JS

Gifted One wrote:
Joe, good job. With friends the issue is now the computer. You are it seems a man without excuse!

Suggest to your friend if he buys the 5 D to add the 50 mm 1.8, one refurbished at Canon is -100 usd.

I know a pro that is still using that set up and has nver had the lens off or sensor cleaned. J. R
Jul 5, 2014 09:57:51   #
Well, J.R....with the guidance and encouragement of many kind souls residing here on UHH....I took the plunge and bought a Nikon d800e with a aTamron 24-70 lens. If that weren't enough, on Wednesday I take delivery of big fat computer upgrade and an Epson 24" stylus pro 7890 printer. Now I'm a happy and broke bloke. Thanks for asking.
Gifted One wrote:
I see 5 D classics priced 300-700 body only. The price that you indicate is a fair price. Knowing the history of the gear is important - but if like me the worry of selling to friend is something else. That's the point that Sharpshooter is talking about. Many great images have been made with the "classic."

So curiosity, what are you moving too?

J. R.
Jul 5, 2014 09:57:50   #
Well, J.R....with the guidance and encouragement of many kind souls residing here on UHH....I took the plunge and bought a Nikon d800e with a aTamron 24-70 lens. If that weren't enough, on Wednesday I take delivery of big fat computer upgrade and an Epson 24" stylus pro 7890 printer. Now I'm a happy and broke bloke. Thanks for asking.
Gifted One wrote:
I see 5 D classics priced 300-700 body only. The price that you indicate is a fair price. Knowing the history of the gear is important - but if like me the worry of selling to friend is something else. That's the point that Sharpshooter is talking about. Many great images have been made with the "classic."

So curiosity, what are you moving too?

J. R.
Jul 4, 2014 20:05:07   #
NYjoe wrote:
I thought the same but since I'm throwing in the lens I thought 500 would be reasonable.


Thanks SS....good to hear from you.
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