Has anyone tried duping slides with their D100s-S2Pros etc?
I've got a beseler Dual mode slide duper and wonder how that compares with a scanner like the LS-2000.
Ive duped 6x7 trans off the lightbox with my Coolpix 990 for quick email and it works great .
I wonder if dupes from higher res camera compare with coolscan (or drumscans).
Its gotta be quicker.
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#1. "RE: dupes vs scans to digitize" | In response to Reply # 0BJNicholls Charter MemberWed 20-Nov-02 11:07 PM
I'm sure you could get good DSLR dupes, but the resolution isn't nearly as high as my film scanner. It would be tough to hang onto shadow and highlight detail with a digital dupe compared to a high dMax scanner. A dupe wouldn't approach the detail, color accuracy and dynamic range of a drum scanner.
I have an old Honeywell Repronar with a built in strobe, macro bellows and filter drawer for cc gels that I could use for duping with my upcoming S2 body. To get high res flat field dupes, you'd need to get precise alignment with your image and have a sharp macro lens, the Repronar does all this and provides daylight balanced light. The strobe is bright enough that you can stop down and get enough depth of field to handle the film curvature.
As to how quick high res DSLR dupes would be, I'd have to mount the camera on the Repronar, deal with the manual settings to get an acceptable exposure and color balance, and then copy the files to my PC via my cardreader. Then I'd have to open the files, spot dust and scratches and do final tweaks to my images. My scanner might take a couple of minutes to do a scan, but the scan opens directly in Photoshop and if I use IR dust and scratch removal I save a lot of time manually spotting dust. It would be even slower to set up a tripod shot over a lightbox for a down-and-dirty dupe shot.
If I didn't have a good scanner, I might try the Repronar. Instead, the Repronar will go on ebay to help pay for the S2