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Old Jun 6, 2004, 4:00 PM   #1
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 2:36 AM   #2
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I would choose a good slidescanner at any time! Nikon or Minolta seems to run that show these these.
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 4:02 AM   #3
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I assume you mean you have lots of colour slides to digitise.

If you can get a good quality SLR-style slide copying attachment for your digicam and if you have a very large number to do, that will be much quicker & easier - just like taking that number of digital photographs. You'll be able to inspect the results quickly as you go along.

However, you will get much better quality using a filmscanner. It will take you a very long time if there are many slides. (I have been going on and on with this sort of task for years.)

If you go down the filmscanner route, get Ed Hamrick's excellent 'Vuescan' filmscanner software from www.hamrick.com, as it's a great improvement on the software generally supplied with scanners.

So actually you need both - the filmscanner for the very best shots, and a simple copying method for all the snapshots. You'll have to take great care over dust specks with both methods.

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How much money are you willing to spend. Using a camera to copy the slides will (I bet) be cheaper. But the scanner will produce better results. Get a scanner with digital ICE. It helps remove dust and stuff (I beleive) from the scanned image. It has gotten very good in the last year or two and is definitely worth it.

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Old Jun 8, 2004, 10:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the prompt reply & info

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Old Jun 8, 2004, 10:14 PM   #6
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I was involved heavily with film cameras years ago and this is a complete fresh start for me. Seth
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Thanks for the info Seth
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