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Old Nov 27, 2007, 6:26 PM   #1
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Can anyone suggest a camera/lens combination for imaging a 8mm film frame?A frame is approximately 4mm x 5mm in size.

I'd like the camera/lens to optically enlarge the frame to enable full use of the camera's ccd. I'm anticipating backlighting the film with a variable light source.

I anticipate taking a very large number of pictures in this manner, therefore looking for a camera with an electronic (rather than mechanical) shutter. DSLRstherefore seemout of the question.

Ideally the camera would provide 4 megapixel resolution or better.

Look forward to any/all suggestions!

Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 11:59 PM   #2
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You may want to check with used camera shops to find camera adapters for copying single frames of 8mm movie film. check out the link below to see the Canon A1 duplicator. Many adapters did 8mm, super 8mm, 16mm and 35mm. http://www.mir.com.my/rb/photography...tml/index7.htm

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Old Jan 19, 2008, 12:51 AM   #3
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Thankyou very much for the tip about the slide duplicator. I had no idea such a beast exists. I'll take a look around and see what I can find.

Since posting I've begun looking at using a setup involving a microscope. I'veordered an Olympus wide fieldzoom microscope (7x-40x). Based on calculations and reviewing a few other sites,I think it will give me the enlargement factor I'm looking for. The opticsin the microscope shouldgive mea fairlyhigh quality image. If it works, I'll attach a camera to the occular lens. Still undecided on the camera. I'll be looking for somethingI can interface/control with a computer.

Thanks again for the tip! Quite frankly I had given up hope on this thread. Seemed to get a much better response from threads/groups into digital microscopy.
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