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01-02-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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auto bellows slide copier K

After putting up with compact digital cameras for around a decade, I am returning to SLR phototgraphy. I chose to replace my wonderful 35mm Super Program and winder with the K-r. The big selling point was I thought I could salvage much of my Pentax gear. I've already found out that my TTL flash units must be replaced with P-TTL units for good automated flash exposure <sigh>. I am hoping someone out there can assist me with my Pentax Auto Bellows/Slide Copier K unit. I would really like to digitize my slide collection before they start to noticeably fade, and have been very disappointed with most of the PC based scanners.

I have a Pentax SMC KA 50mm prime lens that works great with 35mm, but of course when I mount the K-r, I can only capture about 75% of my slide image using the settings in the slide copier manual. I also have a Pentax SMC KA 28mm prime lens. I can mount either lens either normally or reversed. And of course I have the Pentax DAL 18mm-55mm lens that came with the K-r. (I have other KA telephone lens too, but doubt they will be of use for this project.)

Does anybody out there have experience duplicating 35mm slides with their Pentax dSLR? If so, can you offer any suggestions?

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01-02-2012, 11:33 AM   #2
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Welcome aboard and Happy New Year. I'm sure you'll get some good answers to your question, I'm sorry but I've used dedicated slide scanners for my old slides.

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