How to Digitalize Your Old Negatives ....

PapermanPaperman Posts: 469Member
edited January 2015 in General Discussions
Not sure if it was shared before or if I am allowed to share ....

So practical ....

May need a Macro lens though, with a DSLR ...
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  • WestEndFotoWestEndFoto Posts: 3,157Member
    Just buy a scanner. The image quality of a cheap scanner with negative capability will beat any macro lens.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 4,779Member
    edited January 2015
    Wow, a nice DIY unit. However, look at all the post work he did. Just go buy a scanner and eliminate that cropping.

    My daughter bought a $70 scanner to scan 35mm slides and negatives and it works fine for 4x6 pints and for her Geneologly work. A friend bought the $70 unit and them moved up to a $100 unit and finally got a $600 scanner. He liked the bump in quality he got with each step.
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  • I_ROUTEI_ROUTE Posts: 5Member
    My dad gave me over 1500 slides he had taken from 1953 to ~1978. I did my homework and ended up getting a refurb Epson V600 (Has IR) and a program called VueScan. Best software for scanning I have used. They turned out awesome.

    I did a little prep work though as all the slides had slight oxidation which I removed with a lens brush.

  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    I love the "homemade" stuff, and one can use a normal lens and reverse it in some instances. obtaining excellent images from this process. Of course, I also have a SUPER COOLSCAN 5000 ED which works well, but for someone on a budget, I support a project like the OP's video. Thanks for posting.
    Msmoto, mod
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