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Old Aug 6, 2003, 4:12 PM   #1
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Default EOS-10D Slide Copiers on E-Bay

Hi All,

I've noticed a new aftermarket slide copier has been developed for the EOS-10D (and other EOS DSLR's). You can see one on Ebay at:


The descriptive para reads:

"The built-in close-up optics allow you to transfer slides into digital cameras with relative ease and no lose [sic] in quality!"

They're selling for between $100 - $150. Has any one had any experience with these things?

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Old Aug 6, 2003, 10:32 PM   #2
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Never heard of such a device, let alone tried one.

For that much money, you could buy a decent scanner. If it didn't come with a slide scanning option it wouldn't take much more money to get one (many have them.) And then you'd have a scanner for other uses (like OCR!)

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Old Aug 18, 2003, 7:54 AM   #3
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I have a device similar to this one and I found it somewhat difficult to use and the results :? . Take a look at this scanner, I think you would be much happier with this and the price is great. It's a little slow but it has worked great for me.

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Old Aug 25, 2003, 9:42 PM   #4
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I went to your link on the web. It is an interesting item.
I have a similar slide duplicator that is just a tube that
connects to the camera like a lens. It doesn't have any
glass in it. It works very well with my Canon 10D,
except that it is subject to the 1.6 multiplier factor.
I can only copy a portion of a slide. This item looks
like it might have some kind of glass in it to cure
the multiplier problem.

I wouldn't be too quick to go the scanner route. If
it is possible to get around the multiplier factor,
a slide duplicator is an equal or probably superior
way to go.
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Old Oct 1, 2003, 9:39 AM   #5
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I purchased this one and LOVE IT!!


I also recommend purchasing from 47th Street Photo. After the auction, it was delivered in just a couple of days with the correct step-down ring, etc. It is well built and has a good "feel". It is not just a hunk of plastic like most items today.

The results are FANTASTIC. I also have a slide scanner and the results from this item are better. Also, a slide scanner just is not an option when you have hundreds of slides you want to convert. It is far too slow. I was able to shoot about 100 slides in an hour. With a scanner, I could not do anything near that. I'll post an image from both in a few days. (I'm at work now).

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