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Bill Phillips 
Copying Slides
20 Apr 2008 at 19:54 GMT
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I have a lot of old slides that I want to convert to digital. I find that digital scanners are painfully slow. I have seen a device made by Ohnar, which although temporarily out of production is a copier that you can fit to the camera and photograph your slides. Too good to be true? Does anybody have any experience of this or other devices. I need to be able to fit it to a pentax k100D super.

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Bill
David from the Hebrides 
re: Copying Slides
12 May 2008 at 23:13 GMT
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member since: 5 Dec 06
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I also have thousand to get done Bill, and my first advice is get them done quickly! The ones I most want are from the 1990s, and they are deteriorating rapidly- in fact the ones I put in the garage are spoiled and unusable.
The second advice I can pass on is that , after poor times/results from two previous scanners, one of which was a much-praised Nikon, I have recently invested in an Epson V700 scanner and it is quite superb. It is capable of higher resolution than the film itself, and only takes about a minute per 35mm slide at high resolution- well worth the wait!
Bill Phillips 
re: Copying Slides
1 Jun 2008 at 21:52 GMT
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Thanks David. Most of my slides are in good condition although a lot are not very well taken!! The info on the Epson copier is something for me to follow up so I'm very grateful
Ron Sanderson 
re: Copying Slides
18 Jan 2009 at 20:38 GMT
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I too had a lot of slides..and I ended up with the Epsom Perfection2580...its a great machine...the resolution can go way high if you need...it also copies 35mm negative film. It all comes in the standard size scanner for your normal work...and again has high resolution along with Twain. Its well worth having a look at. The other make went into the skip!...Hope this helps.
Tom Wilson 
re: Copying Slides
28 Dec 2009 at 13:32 GMT
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member since: 25 Dec 09
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I've started on copying old slides and am amazed at how dirty they are! Fortunately it's now possible to get rid of some of the worst blemishes and, in any event, I discovered that very few of the pictures are what I would call even 'reasonable'! Time and technique move on. I have an Epson perfection, with all the gear for slide copying, but never got round to using it for that purpose. At present I'm using a handy little device, the Ion Film 2 SD - some of the results can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/digicanon/sets/72157622535991709/


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