I originally thought of the slide copying with camera option, but with
the knowledge of the approximate volume (40-50,000 images, culling not
easy prior to scanning based on availability of scanning personnel vs.
culling personnel) I thought that the price would fall into line to get
the Coolscan 5000ED vs. trashing the shutter (at least) in a D200
body--and I'd end up with more pixels and ICE (at least for the
Ektachromes and Fujichromes).
I actually have the slide attachment modified for the Nikon 60 mm f/2.8
micro lens. It works OK.
The bulk loader was another factor.
Ease of doing the 5000 or so 35 mm negatives was another factor.
On 2012-09-18 3:52 PM, Don Cox wrote:
> On 18/09/2012, Corey Bailey wrote:
>> Hi Don,
>> Are you back-lighting the slides? If so, how?
> The slide holder for the Nikon bellows that I am using has a bit of
> white plastic to go behind the slide. However, I found that its frame
> was casting shadows, so I removed it and am using a larger sheet of
> white Perspex (=Plexiglas) a few inches away.
> The light source is daylight, and the camera is set to Auto White
> Balance. I tried Custom white balance, but results were not so good.
> Many old slides have strong color casts, and the AWB goes part way to
> correcting them.
> (Using a Nikon bellows with an Olympus lens involves various adaptors -
> an Olympus bellows would make more sense, but I am using the equipment I
> already have. I made many very good duplicate slides with this combination 20
> years ago.)
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