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    Converting 35mm film to digital storage

    I know I can take old 35mm film to fuji etc. to convert to digital, but how do they do that? It might be cheaper to buy a scanner etc, to do it myself.

    Does anyone know?

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    yup, scanner is the best way to go

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    normal scanner? you do you need to buy a film scanner?

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    yeeess, just normal scanner - for normal prints

    BUT -If the one for ....negatives and slides....... then it's around $100 over here in the US, don't know in indonesia tho

    which century did you just come out from, om Willy?
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    Are you scanning slides, negatives or regular prints?

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    I bought a scanner in the states to do slides and film strips and the pictures don't come out very well. The pictures all seem to have a blue tint and poor color. My advice would be to buy the best you can find or nothing.

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    Will a normal scanner scan slides? Also aint negatives for normal film exactly that, negatives? I know slides are true colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    Will a normal scanner scan slides? Also aint negatives for normal film exactly that, negatives? I know slides are true colors.
    yes DD, but it is a pain unless your scanner has a thingy for slides

    you can make one up, so you can scan 12 slides at a time

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    Ahh, this could be interesting, I got 1,000s of slides I took when i first moved to Thailand, mainly Pattaya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick
    Let me google that for you Google
    cos this is the sort of advice that I wanted.

    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy
    I bought a scanner in the states to do slides and film strips and the pictures don't come out very well. The pictures all seem to have a blue tint and poor color. My advice would be to buy the best you can find or nothing.
    cheers.

    and I'm talking about negatives/.

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    Newegg.com - ION FILM2SD 35mm Film and Slide Scanner

    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    cos this is the sort of advice that I wanted
    you google for devices , then google for reviews

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly
    and I'm talking about negatives
    A negative scanner is pretty cheap. Most will convert to a proper picture I think, but even if not it is a doddle to do with P-shop, GIMP etc.

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    If you are not after super quality try Veho | Veho VFS-002M Slide and Film Scanner | Technology and Gadgets

    If you are really serious about quality try one from Nikon Scanners Film scanner Film scanner (35 mm) : Read reviews and compare prices at Ciao.co.uk

    I used to use a canoscan 2700 and got really good results. A flatbed document scanner doesn't really work because it doesn't have sufficient resolution for such a small source and in addition needs a backlight rather than the reflected light source normally used, although some have adaptors for this.

    If you want 6x4 prints or post them on the web the cheap end would suffice. I believe all scanners ome with some basic software including the ability to convert negatives to positives.

    What really counts is the Dmax, not the resolution. Simply put, Dmax is the difference in luminosity between the darkest part of an image and the lightest part. When it comes to scanners, the "best" possible Dmax is 4.0. A scanner with a 4.0 Dmax might sell for 3000 and a scanner with a 2.8 Dmax might sell for 80.
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    Thanks BigRed, some good info

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    Thankyou very much big red much appreciated info

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    Just tried scanning some slides with one of my scanners, waste of time on old scanners, but this one is about 6 years old.

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    does it have the backlight thingummy, DD?

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    ^It would do if I turned it upside down

    Just remembered, my other scanner has a back light, maybe time to change scanners

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    Kingwilly, I also have a couple thousand slides I would like to convert to digital so if you buy a good scanner I would be interested in renting or buying it when you are finished with it. It could save both of us a little money

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    Kingwilly, I also have a couple thousand slides I would like to convert to digital so if you buy a good scanner I would be interested in renting or buying it when you are finished with it. It could save both of us a little money

    could do so mate...

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