How close is the Macro on the A70?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Matthew, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew Guest

    Hi members,

    Has anyone used the Powershot A70 to "scan" 35mm slides? I have a
    collection of slides that I want to digitize but I don't want to get a
    scanner yet. I have other needs for a digitcal camera as well, so I
    thought I might get one to serve both purposes.

    If I placed the slide on a light box and activate the Macro mode on
    the A70, would that give me a decent result to post on the Internet?

    Matthew, Nov 26, 2003
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  2. Matthew

    Bert Wicks Guest

    Hello Matthew,

    For what it is worth - I had about 700 slides up to 35 years old, to
    digitise, and I projected them onto a small screen and rephotographed
    them with my Ricoh Caplio RR30. Using the digital zoom, I was able to
    obtain the optimum size on the screen.

    I then edge cropped the file using PSP, and organised them into a
    digital album.

    The results were fine. It was a big job, but only had to be done once.

    Kind regards

    Bert Wicks
    Bert Wicks, Nov 29, 2003
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  3. Matthew

    Bert Wicks Guest

    Sorry Matthew,

    I meant optical zoom - not digital zoom

    Bert Wicks
    Bert Wicks, Nov 29, 2003
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