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Digitizing 35mm slides, advice please


GlennH 15 1.9k 1 France
13 Jan 2014 7:56AM
A dedicated 35mm film scanner will give you the best quality. It'll also give you ICE, which you may value for dust removal (doesn't work with Kodachrome).

The problem with a duplicator is the same as with the 1-second scanners—you'll struggle to avoid the shadows blocking up in slide film.

Here is an article on the subject. The type of film you're scanning/copying has some bearing on this - dense films like Velvia are definitely going to need the best solution you can afford.

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mikehit 10 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2014 8:36AM
From looking at this myself a couple of years ago I would say that in decreasing quality: dedicated film scanner, flatbed, slide copier+camera.

I bought the Epson V700, but if I were gong for a dedicated slide scanner it would be the Plustek range
https://www.ephotozine.com/article/plustek-opticfilm-8100-film-scanner-review-18933

How much processing do you think you will want to do in Elements? If you want to do things like shadow/highlight recovery it may be better to do this in TIFF.

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