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Lens and such to copy negatives and slides

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Mon 08-Apr-13 08:29 PM


I've read so much my head is spinning.

I have an urge to work through the mountains of old slide and negatives buried in closets. I don't want to send them off as I want to cull and catalog as I go.

I would like to have raw NEF's of them -- I think -- because I assume like for regular images I will save huge amounts of space.

So armed with a FX camera (either D800 or D4 - will try each),is there some combination of stuff I can buy that will work out the box for either case.

Most articles I read show lots of plumbing problems, duct tape (ok, usually not literally) and modifications. Is there a solution I can just buy that works without becoming a hassle? I'm even willing to buy a Micro lens (as opposed to reversing one or using a 6T or extensions, but all of which I have).

Is it viable?

Or should I just try to find a negative scanner that has good reviews? It sounds like Nikon got out of that game, and most people are using flatbed scanners. But I might use a Micro lens for other things -- I have no other use for (another) flatbed scanner (what I have is adequate for documents but not slides due to resolution and lack of backlight).

Linwood

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