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Weird blotches on old negatives and slides?

I am scanning some of my old negatives and slides. On some I have found a weird blotching, almost like a fungus that is growing on one side of the slide/negative (I've found the same on both media). ...
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metal slide binders

I recently purchased a box of glass slides and metal binders, also in the box were some very thin frames that when folded were the size of the the metal binder. I am trying to date them and determine ...
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Avoiding blurry edges with slide duplicator + macro lens

I have just bought a Kaiser Digital Slide Duplicator in order to digitise 35mm slides (mostly positives), since this is something I need to do fairly often. In general, I have seen lots of people ...
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Help designing a mini slide projector

After spending the better part of a year thinking about designing a tiny film projector I am beginning the process. I know the basics of photography but I find it very difficult to calculate what ...
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What is the usefulness and best conversion software of TIFF file format for scanned slides

I will use an external provider to scan 1000+ old slides ("diapositives"), mostly family snapshots made a few decades ago. The provider offers by default standard definition jpg (512 x 340 ...
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Pinholes in 35 mm slides

While scanning many 35 mm slides (mostly Kodachrome and its successors, i.e. Kodachrome II and 64), I noticed what appear to be pinholes in the emulsion, perhaps on the order of 10 or 100 microns. The ...
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Digitizing slides with a camera: still too much noise

Third episode of my odyssey to digitize our entire family slides collection. If you want to know all the details of the project, I invite you to check my two other posts but here is a quick recap of ...
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How to save 4x5 images of artwork, slide images of artwork in 1 foot of water?

There was a flood in my storage. Items were removed within 24 hours. How can I save the images and negatives?
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Slides in the digital era

I did use colour slides decades ago: Agfachrome, mostly. How can I achieve a similar effect in the digital era? An idea: have a 4k camera and a 4k projector - I am not sure whether this is viable and ...
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Counteract strong blue light emission from a cheap LED

First of all let me tell you that I'm a real newbie in photography, I know basically nothing. I'm trying to digitize our family slides. Just to be sure we're all talking about the same thing, I'm ...
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Can you recycle slide/transparency/negative pages?

I have several hundred used slide pages I want to dispose of. They're Print File, Vue All and Calumet brand. Are they recyclable? I called Print File and was told that some have polyethylene and ...
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Has anyone used a peroxide-based bleach for C-41 or E-6 film processing?

I've recently been reviewing what's changed in film processing in the decade or so I've been away from it. One of the things I found in YouTube videos is that apparently there's now a way to process ...
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Will ferricyanide based bleach work well with various C-41 and E-6 films?

I've got limited experience developing color films -- I've done a few rolls of C-41 using a two-bath color developer from a formula I found online, and Kodak bleach-fix and stabilizer, several years ...
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Does a slide made from color reversal film take damage when used for several hours in a slide projector?

So I'm planning on projecting slides made from color reversal film for a long continuous amount of time in an old fashioned slide projector and was wondering how much damage the heat from the ...
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Mold Spread On Slides

I am scanning my fathers slides that got damaged last year in a move. They have been in slide magazines (Airequipt) for years. Moving day, last year, the moving boxes they were in had gotten wet. I ...
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What is this white film on slides from late 1950s?

I've got a bunch of Kodak slides that I'm scanning, I've noticed that for ones from the late 1950s only, there is a white film on the slide on the side with the image (not the glossy side). If I wipe ...
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Pacific Image PowerSlide X vs Braun MULTIMAG SlideScan 7000 Film Scanner

What is the difference between these two scanners? It looks like the specs are the same, but the price is not. Will the Braun include software, and the Pacific not? I found that the Braun had a "...
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What are the differences between projector, enlarger, and macro lenses for photographing 35mm slides?

I have some 35mm slides that I would like to digitalize. I am thinking about building something like this (modifying a slide projector to feed the slides and mounting a dslr to photograph the slide ...
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Focussing 100mm Auto Bellows Minolta lens on Bellows I with slide duplicator

I have a Minolta Auto Bellows 100mm lens (no focussing functionality, just aperture), that I am trying to use to duplicate slides with a A7R III and Minolta bellows I, focussing rail and slide ...
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What is causing a white stripe on top of some slides taken with my film camera?

I am using slide film in a Canon EOS 1V and I recently discovered that some of my pictures turn out to have a white stripe on top of the frame, e.g. in these ones: What I find weird is that only ...
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Safe Deposit Boxes & Dehumidifiers

I currently store all my photographic material in my bedroom cupboard. The temperature is around 20 C and the RH is 60%. I have been researching ways to bring this figure down to 50%. I would like to ...
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What is the best way to store slides?

I am aware that this question may have been asked many times, but what is a good way to store and preserve slides that were taken after 1980? I am well aware that slides should be stored in a cool, ...
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Why do my photographic slides have a lighter area near the borders?

I've just been examining my collection of 35 mm colour positive slides and I have noticed something unusual. The edge of the colour positive slide, where the image meets the inner rim of the border it ...
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How do I get images from 35 mm positive film?

How do I get images made from a roll of 35 mm positive film? I've had a professional try to create individual prints, but they said they couldn't as the film was positive not a negative roll.
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Copying slides with a 50mm lens instead of a macro one

I'm reading in multiple places about how to use macro lens to copy slides. Found a good video too. They usually recommend to make use of the Digital Duplicator de Kaiser, remove the internal lens, ...
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What is the quality I can expect for 8×10" prints from a $100-150 slide scanner?

I have several hundred slides that I want to scan by buying a 14 or 20 megapixel scanner online. I’ve seen them for about $100-$150 but what I have not been able to confirm is what with the quality of ...
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How would you create a projector gobo from a photo?

I use a 40 watt LED gobo projector to project light through a gobo. The "gobo" is a glass or metal disc with a maximum 40mm image. The other end of the projector is an adjustable lens for focus and ...
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What aspect ratio are slides intended to be?

My father-in-law was cleaning out his basement recently and discovered a cache of slide carousels taken in the 1960s that his deceased wife left behind. He sent them to my wife and I and we have had ...
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How to use colour charts and patches for color restoration of old photographic films?

I work for an institution with a large photographic archive of art, containing among other things colour negatives and ektachrome films. My team is digitizing the films and in the meantime we want to ...
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What quality slide scanners are available? [closed]

I'm searching for a quality slide scanner to convert some color 35 mm slides into JPEG format. My dad had hundreds of slides from his visit to Japan in the 50's and I really want to transfer them and ...
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Are there any handheld slide viewers that work with a carousel?

I don't know if this exists—but—am looking for a slide viewer that you can hook a carousel into yet view in a box as opposed to projecting it. Dad has a zillion slides but at 94 can't handle a ...
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How do I warm up my flash's color for indoor shooting with slide film?

I am using ISO 100 35mm slide film (camera Minolta x700, with a dedicated flash unit). Pictures taken indoors with flash have come out insipid and almost too cold (white). How can I add a bit of ...
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What Is A Box That Allows Viewing Slides Using Both Eyes Called?

I view my 35mm slides using a projector and a light table with a loupe, but I had this very simple and portable device when I was a child but I don't know what it was called. You just loaded a slide ...
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How to identify slide/negative scanners that produce RAW files?

I'm looking for a 35mm slide and negative scanner that can give me raw files like my camera does. I have a ancient Polaroid SprintScan 35, and it's frustrating to use. Back then, there weren't raw ...
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What type of camera and film are Keychain Photo viewers made with?

Does anyone know of those keychain picture viewers that are really popular at the beach? You would get you photo taken, then it would be an instant, and be put in a keychain viewer for a small fee. ...
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How to Destroy Slides

After scanning (some of) them I would like to destroy the old 35mm slides I inherited due to privacy concerns. I will separate them from the frames, so I'm talking about destroying only the thin film ...
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Scan film or slides using Ubuntu [closed]

I own a Epson V330 photoscanner which seems to be quite well supported by Ubuntu but I cannot find any (open source or at least free) software capable to scan multiple slides or photos from a film in ...
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How can I create film slides from digital photos?

I realise that this is a somewhat unconventional question as most people would like to do the reverse of what I want. I've just found a tool called Light Blaster that uses a lens, a speedlight as ...
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Should I save scanned images of 35mm slides from a Nikon scanner in JPEG or Tiff?

I am scanning 35mm color slides, some 50 years old, with a Nikon scanner. Should I save the scanned image in jpeg or tiff format for saving on archival CDs?
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How can I prevent focus shift between slides when projecting them?

I want to project some slides with a projector. I set the focus according to the first image. A few images appear to be out of focus. As it turns out, the images are actually in focus, but the ...
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How do I know the expiry date of this film?

I have some Fujichrome Sensia 100 here. I am quite sure this is already expired. I wanted to know for sure but could not find any date on the roll. I guess this was some very standard slide film. I ...
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Concerns with glass slides vs glassless

When developing and storing color (or black and white for that matter) slide film, I've seen that you have two major types of slide mounts: glass and glassless. From what I've read, glass is better ...
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Cheapest camera possible to use for "scanning" slides using a projector and a camera

I've recently decided that my parents would love to have their slide collection in digital format, because being on slides means they are never looked at- most are older than I am, yet I don't think I'...
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What lens should I use to be able to fill the frame with a mounted 35mm slide at 12 inches?

Objective: Digitize thousands (~7500) mounted 35mm slides as quickly as possible (without using a paid service), about 1,000 before Father's Day. Equipment: Kodak Carousel 750H Projector Nikon ...
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Using a 35mm Slide Copier with a Crop Sensor

I have a large amount of slides and negatives I want to digitize. I'm thinking about using a slide copier to do this, but own Nikon d5100- a crop sensor. After de-magnifying the image, how will this ...
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How much does heat degrade old movies and slides?

I'm hoping some knowledgeable person on here can help me with this. Several years ago a family member dropped off tons of boxes of old 8mm and 16mm movies and slides, mostly from the 1960's and 70's, ...
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Best option for scanning a large volume of slides

I'm looking to scan several thousand old 35mm slides for historical archiving. I've got an old Canon CanoScan flatbed scanner that has the ability to scan slides specifically but its a tad slow and i'...
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How can I configure the number of slides in Vuescan for batch scanning?

I am using Vuescan to scan slides in on my Epson Perfection 2450. The problem is when batch scanning the slides Vuescan thinks that I am scanning in 8 slides and not 4. Now when I scan it takes twice ...
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Is there a slide/negative reader with TV output?

Is there a way to display slides directly on TV? I'm looking for something like Kodak Carousel but digital with TV output.
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How to convert old school photo slides to a digital format?

I have a collection of "photo slides", 36mm x 24mm in size. These are intended to be viewed with a projector. I'm wandering how they can be digitized and converted to a digital format. I'm completely ...
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