Hardware-type stuff


fullerton 19 64
27 Sep 2001 9:02PM
does any body have any experience of using slide copiers? i am thinking of getting one rather than shelling out large sums of money everytime i want to get dupes done, but would be interested to hear if they are any good....

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Pete Plus
19 18.8k 97 England
28 Sep 2001 12:19AM
The zoom type are the best because you can crop in and adjust the carrier to make copies of selective areas. They tend to produce quite contrasty results so you have to choose the film you use to make the dupes carefully. Films such as Fuji Velvia, that are great for camera photography, are poor for duping. I've used the Ohnar and Jessop camera mounted ones and both gave decent results. If you shop around you may pick up a second hand Bowens Illumitran which gives much more control (preflash to reduce contrast variable flash distance etc) for about 200. The camera mounted units are about 60.
Snoop 18 11
29 Sep 2001 10:18PM
To be honest they are a bit hit or miss. Most of the reults I obtained were dissapointing. If you really need dupes done then it's best to get a specialist to do this. It's not as expensive as many think... I get my 35mm duped onto medium format transparancy for 3.00 a time or on 35mm for 1.80... This gives great results, a lot better than can be had with any zoom duplicator. Mario
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fullerton 19 64
30 Sep 2001 12:21PM
cheers for the advice, both of you, i've just found a place near london bridge that seems to do dupes for a pound a go, and jessops have said they'll give me my money back if i donh't like the results from their copier (45), i'm about to send off submisions to a few stock libraries and want to keep dupes for my portfolio, so there a quite a few to do. i'll keep you updated as to what i end up doing
cheers
andy

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