Fourth question from me about this topic.
I'm trying to digitize a large number of family slide films with a modified slide projector by taking photos of the slides (I replaced the original yellow light bulb by a cheap cool white 50W LED).
I'm using a Nikon D5000 with a 55-200mm lens that I reversed using a reverse ring.
I'm able to get quite decent shots (in manual mode of course) however my focusing process can really be improved I think
- When looking through the built-in viewfinder I only see blurry colors
- When watching the live view with the camera screen I can't see anything very sharp (but still better than the viewfinder).
- When plugging the camera to my computer and using DigiCamControl to check the live view it's also quite blurry
Only once I take the shot I can see a clearer picture. So when I set up everything to digitize some slides I always have to guess where's the sharpest point, take several pictures and compare them to see which one is at the end the sharpest one.
Is there any way I can improve that? I really would like to be able to see through the built-in viewfinder directly to determine the exact sharpest spot.
Thanks for your answers