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When I made the 'final' switch from film to digital several years ago, here's the procedure I went through with all my slides and negatives (more than 50,000 frames in total): Digitized every single slide and negative at the highest level of quality available at the time. My intention from the start was to hopefully never to have to break into the physical ...


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You can have slide film processed like normal film, left in long strips, or more commonly they are individually cut into single frames and mounted in a cardboard or plastic holder, which keeps them flat, and these mounted slides can then be put in a cartridge of a slide projector. The mounts can be seen here. The processing is exactly the same, so no ...


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If you would like to scan the slides the "Epson Perfection V500 Photo Scanner" seems to get good reviews for slide scanning as well for scanning 35 mm negatives - see amazon (4 stars and 281 customer reviews): http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VG4AY0/ If you would like to outsource it - ScanCafe might be a good option: http://www.scancafe.com/


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Any decent camera with some degree of macro capabilities will be a feasible slide/negative scanner, but, tthere are some other factors that incide a lot in the results. The first is an adequate backlighting device. Can be as complicated or as simple as you wish, as long as it allows you to get good exposure. I have tried different combinations of flash and ...


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Entertain the cats. Be sure to project slides relevant to their interests. (Then, of course, you can do as Jędrek Kostecki suggested, and use the projected slide as the starting point for a new photograph.)


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Yes, this was very popular in the 90s when lots of labs did PowerPoint to slide services. Have a look at the Wikipedia article on Film Recorders. A commercial operation still offering this service in the uk can be found at digitalslides. Polaroid used to manufacture a desktop slide (The ProPalette range) writer which was essentially a CRT and camera in a ...


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Colour negative film has a wider dynamic range than transparency film. Depending on the quality of the scanning at your chosen developers, you may be able to get more detail in the highlights and shadows using negative film, and you will also have greater latitude to correct over- or underexposed photos. Slide film, on the other hand, (especially Velvia as ...


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I worked in a professional photo lab for a number of years. Cross Processing was something that guys like Scott Clum and Trevor Graves were using for their photography back in the pioneering days of snowboarding. The effect produced is very striking. The most common characteristics of cross processing is contrast and extreme color crossovers. Crossovers ...


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I have used ScanCafe in the past with much success. What they used to do was charge for a minimum of 50% of your exposures. You get a chance to review online and they batch everything. It really comes down to how much your time is worth. For me, ScanCafe was worth it!


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They are called "light boxes", like for example this one from Hama. In german it's "leuchtpult": same page on the german site


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Yes it is possible, and this is referred to as "Cross Processing" Regarding the expected results, there is a good quote from wikipedia. Cross processing It is also possible to cross-process slide film for the E-6 process in C-41 , which yields negatives with a color shift and stronger saturation. (C-41 also may be processed in E-6 yielding ...


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Aside from the recommendations from @Itai, do take your time to browse several related questions and answers here at photo.SE. Or just go ahead and browse the slides tag. There's tons of great advice all around this place.


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There are plenty of alternatives for this: Have it done for you. Most photo labs offer this service. The advantage is that professionals do it and they may even clean up dust and spots for you. There is nothing for you to learn or buy, just spend the money for each slide. This is probably the way to go for small quantities in the low hundreds. Buy a slide ...


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You can always use it as a source of light for your photography! Project slides onto other objects to create interesting double-exposures. Hand paint/draw with markers on slides and project that for interesting, organic images. But as far as coverting it to do something cool... No clue.


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Fast scanning + Accurate Colour Reproduction without having to post process + Even lighting of the image + $500 USD = :-) ...you must be dreaming, :-) depending of course on what you mean by 'speed' (the main problem) and 'accuracy'. The real option here is Imacon. You have some cheaper solutions in Ken Rockwell's How to Scan Your 3,000 Slide Archive . ...


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Funny; I just posted this on a comment to another question: The Fisheye Tin Lens This is a lo-fi fisheye lens constructed from a 35mm slide projector lens, a door peephole lens, a soda can, a t-mount adapter, and miscellaneous other junk.


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Well you can't shoot macro with the iPhone very well, so in a pinch you could of course take an image and crop to get a bit closer, but you are losing resolution. I wouldn't advise doing this unless it is your one and only option to capture the slide.


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You can get a good overview of film sleeve properties from filmguard.com The key precautions are to store your films in a cool, dark, dry place. One way of doing this is to store your film in a sealed plastic box containing a layer of desiccant such as silica gel. Rent a safety deposit box at your bank and store the box there. Good banks have climate ...


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The answer will be highly dependent on the specifics of the situation, such as how much heat and humidity, and over what period of time. It's unlikely that anyone will be able to provide an accurate answer for your situation because you very likely haven't recorded the temperature and humidity levels over the storage period, but "incredibly hot" can't be ...


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Something to view film transparencies on? If I understand what your asking, I know them as Light Boxes, or possibly Light Tables. I think light box is a pretty well known term for it, given that the term "light box" has also been used for years to refer to the digital variety on the web...those javascript API's that dim a web site and pop up a photo in a ...


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To scan transparent material (such as a negative, or your lantern slide) you need to reveal the light source in the lid of the scanner, by removing the cover that provides the white background for reflective scanning. I think that is what the error message is telling you. Check the instructions in the manual. You can simply rest the lantern slide on the ...


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This is actually quite popular and is know as cross-processing. It will usually result in wild saturated colors. Google has all the info (and I mean all the info, this is really big).


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I don't know about an iPhone, but it's certainly possible with a DSLR. I have done this myself and the results are quite good. It works best for B&W negatives, as you don't have to worry about the white balance.


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As Arthur said, what you are looking for is called a film recorder. Unfortunately, you may be dissappointed with the results. The Polaroid Pallette line was popular and on the cheap end, but that was both in terms of price and quality. Some models only had 2k pixels accross if I remember right. Just because you get 4k addressable pixels accross, doesn't ...


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With your DSLR plugged into your TV, you could put a dupliscope on the front of it. A quick search on eBay showed me several for less than $100.


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I still like projecting slides better than showing images on a computer screen or television myself (even if the latter is more convenient). You might with a lot of electronics be able to turn it into a projection device for your laptop. Not sure how much it would take, but it wouldn't be trivial.


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To go for a slightly hobbyist related method: I've got all my slides in A4 sized archival slide wallets, in archival folders (labelled by year), but then they are just in a normal box along with some silica gel in my office. I have had all of the important slides scanned commercially (50MB files) and these are in my normal back up routine, I've not had to ...


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Lightbox and "transparency viewer" seem to work the best as terms on Ebay. Write lightbox as a single word for best results (not "light box"). Unfortunately, there is one word to describe two different photographic things, so it's not a perfect search.


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Light boxes are also a term used for traditional animation, so you may be seeing some of these come up as well. They're basically the same thing as a light table, but it generally has an insert at the top and bottom for a peg bar. Here is one by a company that makes those same types of lightboxes, but is better suited for what you're looking for (and it's ...


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I have a Nikon Coolscan - 4000 dpi - Film scanner. I paid about $400 for it new a few years ago, they seem to be going for two or three times that used these days. As @dvar fears, its a slow process. I have a couple of thousand slides that I took with my Nikon F back in the film days. I've started processing, and I think I've completed about 100 or so. It ...



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