On 19/09/2012, Tom Fine wrote:
> Thanks Erik, but time on my hands is exactly what I don't have.
> Given that Nikon doesn't make slide scanners anymore, can someone
> suggest a real-world solution? I'm happy to read all the sucess
> stories with Nikons, but I need something I can buy new now. I don't
> trust used precision scanning equipment. It's not like an Ampex 350,
> something I can fix.
If you have a few hours to make up a simple wooden frame to hold camera
and slide, I suggest a Sony NEX-5N camera and their 30mm macro lens.
You will also need a piece of white plastic or opal glass to give even
If not keen on woodwork, you could use a copy stand and a small light box.
Tape a piece of thick black card, with a 2 inch square hole cut in it,
to the light box to locate the slides.
For the stereo slides, just make another piece of card with different
Kaiser make copy stands - see Amazon. A useful thing to have anyway - you can
photograph LP sleeves, for instance.
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