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    Posted: 08 March 2021 at 12:39
I have a lot of slides that I would like to digitise and would like to ask you all which method under £100 do you suggest?

On option is to but a standalone scanner, but from the reviews I have read there is nothing that gets my interest, as they are not very good.

Another option is to get a copier ( see attached link )that attaches to the front of a lens, the Tamron 17-50 would the one I would be using.

https://www.srb-photographic.co.uk/srb-dslr-slide-copier-13322-p.asp

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Edited by sploosher - 08 March 2021 at 12:42
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I digitize my slides with an Epson V700 photo flatbed scanner and am happy with the results. There are cheaper/simpler flatbed scanners for negatives/slides that are just as good, only slower and/or less frames per batch.

I have no experience with the slide copier you linked to but I would be suspicious until I would find a real/good user review. It must include an optical element to be able to focus so close and putting that in front of a zoom lens will probably deteriorate image quality quite a bit.

I do have experience with a slide copier that attached directly to the camera and my experience is pretty bad, the scans I do with the flatbed are miles ahead of anything I can get from the camera/copier combo.

I also have experience with an old Minolta dedicated slide/negative scanner, it's a tiny bit better than the flatbed results I get but so much more slow and user unfriendly that it only comes out if I have a real good slide/negative and want to make a top notch large print, but otherwise the flatbed results are good enough for my intended use.
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There are people here who use a slide copiers, made by Kaiser or Nikon. You'll need to use a macro lens to do that, so, your 17-50 most likely will be unable to focus on the film plane. Also, you'll need even light that is bright enough.

I use my Canon 9000f for all my film needs, with 35mm it is acceptable, but not outstanding. I expect the Epson V600 to be comparable. Peters V700 will be better.
The Plustek 8100 or 8200 scanners are slow but better.
None of these are within your price range.

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Originally posted by sploosher sploosher wrote:

I have a lot of slides that I would like to digitise and would like to ask you all which method under £100 do you suggest?

How many slides?

What kind of resolution and image quality do you want? Different choices will produce different results, typically ranging from 4MP to 24MP.

If you want the higher end of image quality, are you willing to increase the budget?

How much time are you willing to spend getting the results you want?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 March 2021 at 21:46
Thanks for the replies guys.

The advert for the copier says it copier uses a 10x Close Up Lens to achieve the correct amount of magnification needed to photograph the slides. then you just zoom and focus with your own camera lens to achieve your desired shot.

I had a set of bellows many years ago that I used for copying slides, The two standalone ones I have looked at, have different faults,

This one tends to produce squares in the middle of the image when copying slide, but when used for negatives it is fine , https://www.wexphotovideo.com/kenro-film-scanner-knsc201-1634265/

Along with this one https://www.wexphotovideo.com/veho-smartfix-14-megapixel-negative-film-slide-scanner-1750984/ they wont take the thickness of GePe glass mounted slide.

I have a few hundred in total to do, but cant justify buying a new flatbed scanner costing hundreds of pounds, as i already have one that suits my needs, and it would be surplus to requirements
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 March 2021 at 23:09
You could always build your own - like this guy did. You would need a macro lens - a Minolta AF 50mm f2.8 macro can be found for well under £100.

The bonus is that you also get a superb macro lens for general use long after all your slides are copied.
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 March 2021 at 22:40
I decide to take the plunge and buy the lens mounted copier, should be here in the next couple of days, will post some results for your opinions.





Edited by sploosher - 19 March 2021 at 23:26
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sploosher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 March 2021 at 23:26
Been a bit busy over the last few days so not yet copied any slide, one quick question, I plan to use one of my studio lights but would like to know which of these methods would be best.

1........use a silver brolly with the camera pointing towards it.
2........use a white brolly the same way
3........use a white brolly and shoot from behind so the light is softened

thanks in advance
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