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Old Aug 12, 2008, 9:29 AM   #1
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Hello all,



I have over 1000 slides - which I would like to convert to digital. I could use a service - but they charge a lot. I could buy a professional slide copier - but they do not work well with slides which have glass (and all my slides have glass).



Now, I just discovered on ebay a slide copier for the A300. ( See for example item #110279094184).

Has anyone tried something like this? How does it work?



Thanks for any input.



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Old Aug 12, 2008, 11:54 AM   #2
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[align=left]First:[/align]
[align=left]"Item location: Brooklyn, New York, United States"[/align]
[align=left]That gets my attention right away.[/align]
I would be wary of anything from Brooklyn (except me).

Second:

"Feedback: 96.2 % Positive"

That sets off alarms in my head.

Cambridge Photo has 98.4% positive feedback and they're bad.

If I were you, I'd look elsewhere.

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Old Aug 12, 2008, 12:14 PM   #3
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Thank you. The vendor itself does not matter. There are many vendors selling the same (or nearly the same ) item. Here is another item with 98.8% positive: 320284885689

What I would like to know is whether it will work with my glass slides? Has anyone tried? If I get confirmation, then I will find the best vendor (I could get the same item through Amazon.com as well - to have good protection)

Thanks again.
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 1:30 PM   #4
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It seems to me that glass slides would present a problem for flatbed scanners because, in addition to the light from behind the slide, the same light source is also shining on the front of the slide which would be reflected back ant the scanner head.

Since any slide copier that attached to the front of a camera lens wouldn't have the same problem with the light source, this type of slide copier should work well with glass slides.

Anyone else?
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 2:12 PM   #5
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That sounds encouraging: thank you.



The second question is however: will the slides fit (as they are much thicker than regular slides)?
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