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Re: [Shop-talk] 35mm slide scanner?

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Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] 35mm slide scanner?
From: BJNoSHOV8 <>
Date: Wed, 01 Dec 2010 19:32:21 -0600
My camera is not expensive enough for that.    :)

The reason is that the slide duplicator is made for a 35mm SLR so it 
will recreate a 24mmx36mm transparency onto a 24mmx36mm 
negative/transparency/digital sensor.  The problem is that most DSLR's 
have sensors that are only 16mmx24mm or smaller, so they would only get 
the center part of the image (44% of the area).  However there may be 
similar devices made recently that will work with the smaller sensors.  
Canon and Nikon both make DSLR's with so-called "full frame" sensors, 
but they are too expensive for me right now.

The other issue is that these things have lenses builtin that are 
probably not so good.  Since I already have a macro lens that will focus 
close enough to duplicate a slide, I just need a fixture to hold it in 
front of the lens.  And then experiment with it a little bit.

Or maybe I should buy the most expensive slide scanner I can find and 
start my own home business.

> You can buy a generic slide duplicator that attaches to the front of
> your lens.  It includes a holder for the slide and they are cheap on
> eBay.  $20 will buy one that attaches like a filter to your front
> element.  See the Prinz on eBay as an example.
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