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Old Mar 26, 2003, 8:17 AM   #1
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What are the pros and cons of slide copying....scan or with your digital camera?
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Old Mar 26, 2003, 8:37 AM   #2
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I have not used a camera to copy slides. I do use a slide scanner for coverting them to digital image. It is a time consuming process but I have been pleased with the results. Many new scanners have an adapter for slide scanning. I use a HP Photo scanner.
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Old Mar 26, 2003, 9:23 AM   #3
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I too use a scanner for slides. I've looked at those adapters for photographing slides that used an opaque window for lighting it up back in the early days of home video, but the thing is you can never get it uniform...instead used a projector and aimed the video camera at the screen. But these days with doing video on the computer it's much easier to scan them.
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Old Mar 26, 2003, 12:17 PM   #4
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I use a prime film 1800u cheapo. I didn't want to spend much as it had a limited use but it did a good enough job.

Some people make these things with bits of wood and stuff and use their camera. There's a thread about this somewhere, try a search.
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Old Mar 26, 2003, 2:49 PM   #5
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I think I'd prefer scanning, but it's slow for lots of slides.

But now I've had a brainwave. You take a standard carousel slide projector and change the lamp for a Xenon flash tube synched to your hot shoe (modified flash gun). Mega light, standardised colour temp for cam white bal. Set the cam up on a tripod then hit the slide advance and fire the cam. Each slide copied as fast as the flash re-charges!

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con- loss of considerable detail

pro- i guess much smaller file sizes(my nikon 4000 ends up with 45-67MB)
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