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06-07-2014, 12:43 AM   #31
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dslr as film scanner

cheap alternative: use your dslr + 135mm lens and speedlight:
($25 ebay) 120/220 Transparency Holder for Epson Perfection 3170
($25 ebay) KENKO Mx-AF Uniplus Extension Tube 25mm
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Here's a link to the copy stand I made from an old enlarger arm and some supplies from a hardware store:


It works great and disassembles to be stored in a closet. For duplication, I use a white acrylic sheet atop a couple light bulbs (focusing is easier with steady light than a flash). Here's my process for medium- and large-format digitization:


I've taken to using a negative carrier as it puts space between the negative and acrylic sheet. This eliminates interference waves that used to appear in some of my negatives when I digitized them.

A flash works, too, but has a narrow light spectrum. So for slides, I use either daylight or full-spectrum bulbs. That provides truer color. For black and white it's much less of an issue and I've used flashes and daylight, both with good results.
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