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scanning 35mm transparencies

Post by Gordon Armstrong » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:22 pm

Following the sad loss of my mother in law we have found several boxes of 35mm transparencies from father in laws days as an amateur photographer. They appear to taken around Oldham in the late 1950s and early 1960s and include family members but also look like interesting street scenes.
Any advice about how to scan these as digital images. I can't see an adaptor for my flat bed scanner (HP) but ebay lists a large number of dedicated slide scanners which save direct to SD cards. Has any one used these and do they work?

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Re: scanning 35mm transparencies

Post by John » Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:54 am

To scan at high resolution takes a fair amount of time and we do have a Nikon Coolscan that can do that. More realistically we also have a cheap scanner that produces quite reasonable 5MP images. If you want to see how it works, pop around sometime with your laptop and we can set it up before you decide to buy one.
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Re: scanning 35mm transparencies

Post by PhilipHowe » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:28 pm

If you wanted to try a DIY approach (it is raining outside) then why not use your camera to do the scanning. It's worth a try.

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