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Old Jul 15, 2010, 4:03 AM   #21
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I have spent the last few days doing some serious research and visiting shops picking brains and have reached the conclusion that there is nothing out there that will scan my slides: Kodachrome 126 slides, size of viewable film 26.5x26.5mm, 50x50mm (2x2") mounts. Furthermore, the cost to have them digitized by a professional is prohibitive.

Although it's a mammoth job, I have been experimenting and can get the best results, would you believe it, using a simple battery operated transparency viewer and macroing (does the verb exist?) with a Sony W350 digi camera. Very slow process but sharper images than using the slide projector, see sample below. Not really the way to go for digitizing 1000s of slides but what else? I'll just have to be very selective and take my time.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 9:33 PM   #22
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I have been digitizing 35mm color slides taken between 1955 and 1990. I have obtained excellent results using a Canon S3 IS with a Digital Duplicator lens attachment. I also get good results with a Canon CanoScan 5600F Scanner. I then use Adobe Elements for color correction. So far I have digitized over 5,000 and still have more to go.

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This project was continued here http://forums.steves-digicams.com/xtreme-makeover-82/

Apologies for the switch!
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 5:26 PM   #24
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Sweet. Awesome tips. I'm am in the process of digitizing all our old pictures. Thanks again for the shares.
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