Digital photos of slides/negatives (D70)

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Ken Tough, Jan 23, 2005.

  1. Ken Tough

    Ken Tough Guest

    I've got old negatives I'd like to 'scan' using my D70, so I can
    put them on webpages, share easily, manipulate & get printed, and
    also archive for safety.

    What kit would be best for this? What kind of lens? A macro
    would be fun. I have some close-up lenses somewhere if I can
    get access to them (+1/+2/+3) but not sure what lens they were
    for originally.
    Ken Tough, Jan 23, 2005
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    Ken Tough, Jan 23, 2005
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    Alan Browne- Guest

    Problem with color negatives is that they have an orange mask such that
    when you invert, the image will be mainly blue. I'm not sure if there
    is an easy way to convert it to 'natural' easilly.

    A 'true' macro will be flat field enough to not distort the images
    noticeably. Using closeup lens attachments will reduce the quality of
    the image in several ways including distortion and corner softness.

    If it's just for web pages, then a cheap film scanner can be had for
    $200 or probably less. A good machine would the old Dimage Scan Dual
    which you can probaly get on ebay for $100 or less. (SCSI, but the
    interface comes with the machine, make sure it is included when you buy).

    Alan Browne-, Jan 23, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    I have this slide copier. It's made to fit the 52mm threads on older Nikon
    lenses. I've used it with my older Sony P&S digital camera in macro mode by
    using a step-up ring from B&H Photo. Currently my Nikon Macro lens is being
    converted to use with my D70 so I don't know how well it will work, and I
    need to get a step-down ring to see if it works with the lens that comes
    with the D70.
    Sheldon, Jan 23, 2005
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    paul Guest

    I think it should be the easiest way for web but probably not really
    good enough to print except little snapshots (which might be all you
    need). Serious scanning is slow and expensive. Here's an adapter that
    works on various lenses for $65:
    When copying with an SLR camera, use an 80mm ~120mm zoom lens and set
    the diaphragm at F11 or smaller for sharper pictures.

    The lens of the Digital Duplicator may be used as a +10 close-up lens.
    Remove the lens unit from the Digital Duplicator and attach it onto the
    camera lens for close-up picture taking.
    paul, Jan 23, 2005
  7. Ken Tough

    Ken Tough Guest

    Wouldn't I be able to handle this properly if I shoot in raw/NEF
    mode and use a good offline editor to manipulate the colour

    Thanks for the info.
    Ken Tough, Jan 24, 2005
  8. Ken Tough

    Ken Tough Guest

    What are the focus requirements? Does this adapter have an
    internal lens, and if so, can I use standard lenses with it
    or do they have to be a macro/close-focus? (Especially
    considering the note you have below...)
    Ken Tough, Jan 24, 2005
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    paul Guest

    Looks like it includes a cheap diopter lens and can work on a range of
    normal lenses.
    paul, Jan 24, 2005
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Likely. I personally don't know how (as I said above).

    Alan Browne, Jan 24, 2005
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