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As you guys with more gray hair than I have know, slides used to be a BIG deal.

Here's a 1974 montage showing the capabilities of studio complex in Melbourne, Australia, Armstrong 
Audio Video. Note the extensive slide-related facilities for multimedia presentations plus still 
imagery for TV production:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMwZWLPpcFM

Semi-related question -- what are the makes of the multi-track tape machine and the recording 
console in the big studio? Note also the Rutt-Etra Video Synthesizer, the Ampex AG-440-4 and the 
Nagra deck.

Here's another AAV promo, more aimed at potential clients:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJqutj9Usjw&feature=relmfu
Slide-production stuff shown here too.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 2:26 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] 35mm slide scanner -- what's good these days?


> 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
>>
>