From: LeighWillaston on

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
From: GregS on
In article <LeighWillaston.a5dd45(a)photobanter.com>, LeighWillaston <LeighWillaston.a5dd45(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.?

I did this with 8mm movies, except onto video tape. You may need to
compensate for color error. Most are using a tungston lamp, but
might not be too bad. I think you should have good luck. Converting
my slides to digital were not all that impressive. You gain contrast.
Clarity should be decent if you use autofocus on the projector and
use a tripod, and fix your cameras focus.

greg
From: HEMI-Powered on
LeighWillaston offered these thoughts for the group's
consideration of the matter at hand:

> 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.?
>
I have tried this and it does work. Whether the quality is good
enough for you depends on your expecations. Consider that your
camera likely had a very good lens but a slide projector has a
relatively poor lens which is optimized for brightness and a flat
"subject", the slide. As to your questions, not knowing much
about the subjects on your slides or their condition, it is
difficult to say anything meaningful other than, experiment with
a typical set of them and see what works best for you.

Also, investigate local or mail-away slide scanning services.
Ritz Camera does this as does CVS Pharmacy (of all people!), and
I suspect many other places do as well. Prices tend to start at
75 cents/slide and can get to $1.50 or $2.00 in my
investigations. If you decide this is a solution for you,
consider a couple of "gotchas": one is that you'll be sending
away irreplaceable slides, so I would go slowly. The other is
that the scanning service may create digital images that you feel
are too light or too dark, or have a color shift. If you see the
latter in your test scans, tell the service what you want. The
better ones will allow you to specify general alterations to the
general setup they use.

--
HP, aka Jerry
From: MG on
> 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.?


This is what I did.
MG


From: MG on
> 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.?


This is what I did
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mc/mcollett/brsd/index.htm

MG
(Sorry, forgot URL first time around)


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