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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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As long as you use a proper focal length lens, it shouldn't matter if the sensor is APS-C or full frame unless you hit diffraction limiting issues (which you can avoid by choosing your aperture to balance sharpness and diffraction, ideal value varies from lens to lens.) You simply don't need as much magnification to fill an APS-C sensor with the image, so ...


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Having the same problem, I was thinking of buying a macro lens for my DSLR, making a simple device to hold the slide against a properly illuminated background and shooting with the remote control of the camera. This device should be a "drop-pick" type, where the slide does not need any enclosure, locking or adjustment. Once the tests are done, I hope I can ...


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If I understand your question correctly you place 4 slides in a transparency adapter, enable Multi Crop and then Vuescan recognizes (erroneously) that you want to scan 8 slides. Subsequently it starts scanning all 8 regions where it thinks slides are present. To only scan the four slides follow these steps: Enable Batch Scan in the Input tab. Choose All ...


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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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You could get a film scanner ... although you would probably want to get a good quality product, as the lower end models do a very poor job. Another option would be to find the slides and/or negatives you want scanned and send them to a photolab that can do the scanning. If it's a good lab (I've used Helix Color Labs in Chicago) they can get you very high ...


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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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You could purchase a Reflecta Digitdia 4000, 5000 or 6000. This is essentially a slide projector with a scanner instead of a projector lamp. The advantage here is that you can load your trays and it will just scan them all for you. I have no first hand use of this but it is something I want to do myself as I have about 3000 slides and am a bit of a luddite. ...



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