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Old Nov 17, 2002, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default Built your own Copy Adapter for Coolpix 5700

I have built Negative/Slide Copy Adapter for my Coolpix 5700, using inexpensive kit from COKIN :roll:

All you need are :
- 1 pcs UR-E8
- 2 pcs COKIN Filter Holder
- 1 pcs COKIN Modular hood
- 1 pcs COKIN Coupling Ring


I have some pictures at this site:
http://www.pbase.com/aurora5000/

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Old Nov 17, 2002, 1:25 PM   #2
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I like creativity. Nice done.
What do you use for backlighting ?
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Old Nov 18, 2002, 6:43 AM   #3
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Sorry I forgot to describe .... ops:
I'm using Lightbox for the light source
Do not place the light box too close to the adapter for a better result. (>5cm)

Set White Balance to Preset and measure from the blank sheet of the negative.
Set Image Sharpening to High
Set Contrast to More Contrast
Set the resolution to 3:2
Then invert using Photoshop, use Auto Levels, Auto Color and Auto Contrast in the Image/Adjusments menu
Finally using Unsharp Mask for a good result.

If you want to use an ordinary desk lamp, place Inkjet backlight film between lamp and the adapter to make blurry white light. Remember don't place inkjet backlight film too close to the negative holder (>5cm), or you can see backlight film pattern in the result (I thought Nikon lens too sharp for this job )

Hope these informations could be usefull for everybody who need to transfer image from the negative/positive.
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Old Dec 16, 2002, 5:40 PM   #4
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Default Which Cokin accessory models?

Andreas,

I really like your idea! But please pardon my ignorance -- I'm fairly new to this whole field -- can you tell me which particular Cokin part numbers were used to make the slide/negative copier? I took a look at a few web sites and there seems to be many different type of Cokin filter holders, hoods, coupling rings, etc. Also, (if you could save me the eShopping legwork, I would be so grateful...) can you tell me where you purchased the Coking accessories? On the web? A local brick-n-mortar shop?

Thanks,
Tom
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Old Dec 17, 2002, 3:52 PM   #5
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Try www.cokin.fr
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Old Dec 18, 2002, 8:00 AM   #6
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Tom, I have Cokin Filter kit since 1992, I bought those kit from local camera store.... and many camera stores has these kit.
Cokin filter holder (A size) could be fitted to UR-E8 (You don't need Cokin adaptor ring)

Try this one:
http://www.cokin.fr/ico4-p1.html
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