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02-17-2014, 02:55 AM   #1
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I like the idea of this gadget.
I own the legendary Nikon Super Coolscan 4000 ED and it does a fantastic job which would be very hard to beat. There is only one thing wrong with it, it is as fast as walking through frozen molasses and to get through converting my suitcase full with film frames with it would take longer than I have years left on this planet.

I have two questions though:
1) How do I manually focus when the lens is hidden inside the bellows
2) To use LV one needs a constant light. Is there a provision to install a constant light as well as a flash and can one swivel back and forth between the two ?

I could see myself using this duplicator to get through the bulk of my pics and then select the more worthy ones for a quality scan on the Coolscan.

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You can probably retract the bellows, focus, and move it back after you're done. As for the light, I don't think it's really necessary since a fixed shutter speed can be used with the flash.

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You can probably retract the bellows, focus, and move it back after you're done. As for the light, I don't think it's really necessary since a fixed shutter speed can be used with the flash.
If you do a hundred I guess the flash will render you half blind by the time you are done.
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If you do a hundred I guess the flash will render you half blind by the time you are done.
Yup, that's a good point. On the other hand, any other light source would probably require a multi-second exposure.


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Yup, that's a good point. On the other hand, any other light source would probably require a multi-second exposure.
No, just use the constant light for setting up the image in LV as far as focusing and framing is concerned and then use the flash for the duplication process
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