Digitising Glass Slides.

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Digitising Glass Slides.

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Not sure if this is the correct section but I'm sure someone will move it if it isn't.
I've acquired 50 Victorian 31/4" square glass slides. I thought I might try scanning them to put into an AV show. However, the results I got on my Canon MX925 all in one were not the quality(blurred) I could see with the naked eye. My previous scanner had frames for negs & slides & a light in the lid especially for scanning transparencies. I contacted Canon & was told mine wasn't suitable. Two other methods would be to project them through the Tyler Helioscopic magic lantern I'm converting to LED illumination & photograph the result, or a camera mounted slide copier, which I don't have & looking around can only find one suitable for 35mm film, I wondered if anyone had a large format slide copier with a 52mm thread, or could suggest some other way. I sold my photographic scanner to an ADAPS member, but I sold it because it wouldn't operate the supplied software on my new PC & needed to downsize, hence the all in one (my worst Canon buy ever), (no support from Canon).
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An illuminated slide sorting viewer. Just place the slide on the screen, block out the unused area with black card, turn off all other lights. Then a macro lens can be used to make a high quality copy.
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Hi John
I've had that suggestion from my AV forum, but I'm restricted to what I have in my photo kit. I have a close up lens for my Panasonic FZ150 & it has macro & manual settings but it went into the gadget bag practically unused shortly after buying it, so I could try that route. After checking more of the slides, they are all very similar, family groups, not really AV material. Thanks for the reply.
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