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Hi Don,

Are you back-lighting the slides? If so, how?

Great discussion, off topic or not. It saves me from having to join more 
lists for this information.

Corey "Too many lists, too little time" Bailey

On 9/18/2012 9:36 AM, Don Cox wrote:
>
> I am getting excellent results with a camera (Sony NEX-5N) and bellows.
> The lens is an Olympus 80mm macro, designed for 1:1 reproduction.
>
> It is important that each slide is individually focussed. This is easy
> with a camera, but not all scanners have a focus mechanism.
>
> But of course a camera setup does not load slides automatically.
>
> Slides should be in glassless mounts. In particular, anti-Newton-ring
> glass will give an ugly granular texture on the copies. Hama DSR mounts
> are good, cheap and still available.
>
>    
>> I notice there are a variety of slide scanners on the market, varying
>> widely in price. I don't have to go dirt-cheap, but I want value if I
>> pay extra, not just a brand name. I need "good quality personal-use
>> strength" not "industrial strength." Total project will be a few
>> hundred slides, not thousands and not intending to use this thing
>> every day for years.
>>
>> Recommendations appreciated. Thanks in advance!
>>
>> -- Tom Fine
>>      
> Regards
>