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Know a quick solution for converting my thousands of slides to Disc; I currently take them to Sam's or Costco.
Three or four weeks ago I bought a 35mm negative/mounted slide scanner at Fry's made by Pandigital. I gave $70 bucks for it. Sure does a nice job. About 5 secs per scan. It'll scan your negatives as Jpegs or 8/16 bit Tiffs. It's easy to clean. You can save directly to a SD or SDHC card or to your HD. I used to use my Canon flatbed scanner with the negative adapter but it was Slllllllllooooooooo owwwwwww. This is fast, easy and the images are great! Here's a link to the one I bought, http://www.pandigital.net/search.asp?Mode=Product&TypeID=9&ProductID=24. They had another one that was a stand alone unit (no PC required) but I figured I was going to put them on a PC anyway so I opted for the cheaper.
Quote from: quicksilver on May 05, 2010, 07:36:08 AMKnow a quick solution for converting my thousands of slides to Disc; I currently take them to Sam's or Costco.I can see having slides done there, but I would never have standard film done there. Their machines auto color correct standard film, which for me many times means losing some of the great colors, but slide film is handled differently and usually not auto color corrected. But then, that is why when I shoot film, I shoot slide film.
Anyone know how well 35mm negatives hold up? I've got a couple hundred pictures from a Grand Canyon trip. After 17 years, the pictures are getting really yellow. I think I still have all the negatives for them. It would be great to be able to scan the negs and have my pics again. How will the pics come out from these old negatives?
Now y'all don't judge my computer work space..... here's that Pandigital scanner in action. I'm scanning some shots from Glacier Nat'l Park I shot back in 1991. The image you see is the screen is what you see with the software that comes with the scanner. Once you save the picture you transfer it where ever you want on your HD. The picture is "as scanned". I haven't post processed it at all. My original film was Kodak Gold 200 shot with a Canon EOS 630.
I spent nearly a year in Missoula. If I ever leave Texas that's where I'm going. Kind of like Call told Gus in Lonesome Dove, "I want to do it, Gus. I want see that country.... before the bankers and lawyers get ahold of it." I've always regretted never going over the border into the Canook part of the park, Waterton. They say it is head and shoulders above Glacier which, if true, means it is absolutely mind blowing. That particular photo was in mid June. It was about mid way in the snowmelt and there were ephemeral waterfalls everywhere.
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