From: Bob Williams on
LeighWillaston wrote:
> I have hundreds of 35 mm slides of family and travel which I want to
> transfer to digital images.
>
> On the rare occasions when I can access a scanner, it is very time
> consuming.
>
> I have a 35 mm carousel projector, and wonder whether I can photograph
> each image as I project it onto a white surface.
>
> Has anyone else done this, and are there some factors I need to take
> into consideration, such as size of projected image, setting of digital
> camera, etc.?

You can do it that way but the results are not so hot.
A slide projector's lens is actually pretty poor.
A much better way to do it is to photograph it with a camera that has a
decent macro lens that will allow you to make 1:1 copies. Many
inexpensive digicams have this capability (focus to 3" or less).
Put the slide in a template taped onto on a 5500K light box. Then put
your camera on a tripod at the correct distance from the slide. You can
copy the slides as fast as you can position a new one.

Another option is to have it done by an online processor. They do good
work for VERY reasonable prices.
See: > http://www.myspecialphotos.com/pdfs/ScanningOrderForm.pdf
Bob Williams

From: Don Stauffer in Minnesota on
On Jun 1, 3:11 am, LeighWillaston
<LeighWillaston.a5d...(a)photobanter.com> wrote:
> I have hundreds of 35 mm slides of family and travel which I want to
> transfer to digital images.
>
> On the rare occasions when I can access a scanner, it is very time
> consuming.
>
> I have a 35 mm carousel projector, and wonder whether I can photograph
> each image as I project it onto a white surface.
>
> Has anyone else done this, and are there some factors I need to take
> into consideration, such as size of projected image, setting of digital
> camera, etc.?
>
> --
> LeighWillaston

While I have rephotographed projected images, there is another idea
you might look into.

Some print scanners with transparency adapters allow you to load
multiple slides. You do have to scan each seperately, but I found
using that scanner (in a museum I was volunteering at) much quicker
than with my own scanner that required loading each slide
individually. Seems to me the one that loaded multiples had spaces
for either fifteen or twenty at a load.

Those transparency adapters on flatbed scanners are fine if you are
just archiving them for ordinary purposes and do not need super high
resolution or quality.

From: Stephen Henning on
Don Stauffer in Minnesota <stauffer(a)usfamily.net> wrote:

> <LeighWillaston.a5d...(a)photobanter.com> wrote:
> > I have hundreds of 35 mm slides of family and travel which I want to
> > transfer to digital images.
> > On the rare occasions when I can access a scanner, it is very time
> > consuming.
>
> While I have rephotographed projected images, there is another idea
> you might look into.
>
> Some print scanners with transparency adapters allow you to load
> multiple slides. You do have to scan each seperately, but I found
> using that scanner (in a museum I was volunteering at) much quicker
> than with my own scanner that required loading each slide
> individually. Seems to me the one that loaded multiples had spaces
> for either fifteen or twenty at a load.
>
> Those transparency adapters on flatbed scanners are fine if you are
> just archiving them for ordinary purposes and do not need super high
> resolution or quality.

I would buy a used slide scanner, use it, and then sell it. That way you
will get a real good job and it will cost you almost nothing.

--
Pardon my spam deterrent; send email to rhodyman(a)earthlink.net
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA USA
http://rhodyman.net
From: David J Taylor on
Roger (K8RI) wrote:
[]
> So far...Scanning the old family slides and negatives I passed 35,000
> some time ago. http://www.rogerhalstead.com/scanning.htm

Hope you have a good backup! HI!

73,
David


From: Roger (K8RI) on
On Mon, 04 Jun 2007 07:47:55 GMT, "David J Taylor"
<david-taylor(a)blueyonder.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.co.uk> wrote:

>Roger (K8RI) wrote:
>[]
>> So far...Scanning the old family slides and negatives I passed 35,000
>> some time ago. http://www.rogerhalstead.com/scanning.htm
>
>Hope you have a good backup! HI!

Ohhhh...Yahhhh.

The computers are backed up to each other across a gigabit netowrk,
and I dual archives on DVDs stored in two locations. At 68 to 128 megs
per image that's a lot of DVDs<:-))

>
>73,
>David
>
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