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Old 02-13-2018   #1
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Can anyone give me advice on purchasing a slide scanner ?
I have up to about 15,000 to scan so will need something which scans as quickly as possible, but with good quality too.
And easy to use. I can use a computer, but am not the most IT-savvy person in the world.
Any help, advice, experience gratefully received.

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This: How to Digitize Slides and Film Negatives With a DSLR: 12 Steps (with Pictures)

Your not going to blaze through the slides, but you can get excellent copies.

This if you want a muliti purpose tool. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...c0907bb6ccf212

This for a more dedicated tool. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6acbd3c364dc36
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Thanks for the advice !
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I have an Epson V700 that does a good job on slides and negative, but being a woodworker as well I decided to build my own version of the slide copier in the DIY link. I have found that it is my go to method when I want the absolute best copy of a slide or negative, otherwise I use my Epson.
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+1 about the "duping rig".

A light source and a fine lens
and acoarst a properly-aligned
very stable copy stand yields
the absolute best quality. I've
customized rigs to make them
faster to use, and extra stable.

My best stability modification
is fixing the slide stage to the
column rather than to the light
box sitting on the baseboard,
so if there were any vibes the
lens, camera, and slide stage
do not vibrate independently.
It was also a speed-up as well
as a stability mod, cuz I didn't
hafta lock the mirror anymore.
But with live-view, the mirror
problem simply vanished

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Thanks, Golem. I'll start designing my copy-rig as soon as I can.
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The modification I made to my setup was better slide and film holders. I have a 35mm backer and a larger backer for Medium Format film For my 35mm holder for film and slides I got holders similar to these. Film: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ip_Holder.html Slides:https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._ImageBox.html

Same dimensions so they fit into the same channel I built into the carrier.

For MF got something like this. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...20mm_film.html

Makes keeping the media on a flat plane easy as well as making it quick to move to another negative or slide.


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