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Old Dec 4, 2012, 7:42 PM   #1
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My Slides are as old as 50+ years and are beginning to lose some emulsion. I am in the process of using my Sony A200 with a Minolta 50mm F2.8 Macro lens and a home-made rig for copying them. The resulting images can then be saved on CD's. I include this sample of my wife and 3 month old son that was originally taken in 1968 with an Alpa 6b using Kodachrome II.
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Old Jan 6, 2013, 5:55 PM   #2
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My Slides are as old as 50+ years and are beginning to lose some emulsion. I am in the process of using my Sony A200 with a Minolta 50mm F2.8 Macro lens and a home-made rig for copying them. The resulting images can then be saved on CD's. I include this sample of my wife and 3 month old son that was originally taken in 1968 with an Alpa 6b using Kodachrome II.
That is a very nice image. Whatever your "home-made rig for coping them" you did well.

I scanned some old slides with a home flatbed scanner, which was pretty lousy, largely because they were probably 10 years older than your slides, and had degraded further. I had tried taking pictures of the slides directly, but never got the lighting nearly as nice as you did!
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Fantastic! I repect your patience and dedication to save your memories, you have a big job ahead of you. Love old photos. Pick your favourites and you will be able to clean them up well using a photo editing program.
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Lets hear more about you're home made rig.
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