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01-06-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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Any camera mounted slide duplicators designed for cropped aps - sensors??

Want to do some quick slide duping that doesn't have to be top quality. Years ago the units that fit your camera with T mount adapter were popular. They had their own optics in them that were focused on the slide. The slide was held in a frosted holder at the end of a tube.

Found some of these new. Was ready to order when friend asked if any were designed to work with cropped aps-c cameras? If not, every slide would be cropped - which is unacceptable. Some used to have zoom lens builtin, but that was to crop a slide not to go wider. So are any of these affordable slide dupers for an aps-c camera?

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01-06-2012, 06:05 AM   #2
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To the best of my (limited) knowledge the answer is 'no' - but you could either use the old M42 Pentax bellows + slide copier to get the proper reproduction ratio, (see for example,

- or, if you don't mind a bit of fiddling with extension tubes, cardboard and glue, you could make a simple set-up like this one:

(You may read a bit more at: Dias Duplication with a Digital Camera )
01-06-2012, 06:21 AM   #3
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This one comes with a 10x macro diopter. It should work with a telephoto zoom, like the DA L 50-200 or DA L 55-300.

You can also use a macro lens and extension tubes with a slide attachment.

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01-06-2012, 07:09 AM   #4
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I tried making a slide duplicator work some years ago. I was able to do it by putting a 77mm lens onto the bellows with a close up lens attached and then mounting the slide holder too far away for it's bellows to clip to the lens, so I used a black paper tube in place of the bellows. It worked, but the close up lens did the predictable IQ loss, so the results were less than satisfactory.

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Have an old one designed for a 50mm full frame.It is the type that fits into a 58mm filter screw.I use it on the end of a 28-80.set
the focal length for the full slide or crop if I like.

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