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Slide duplicators

jelly Avatar
jelly 22 3
29 Sep 2001 9:18PM
has anyone used a zoom duplicator are they easy and what kind of results can I expect?
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Snoop 22 11
29 Sep 2001 10:14PM
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.
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LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
4 Dec 2019 9:55AM
Zoom slide duplicator - no.
Bellows with a slide copier and macro lens - yes with excellent results - including Fuji CDU film in the film era.
Now I use a Nikon ES-2 slide duplicator which requires a 60mm macro lens that I already have.
There are electronic slide duplicators on Amazon at less than £150 that do a job good enough for the web.
EDIT - just had a quick look on Amazon under slide duplicator.
There seems a wide range similar to the ES-2 system introduced by Nikon - mainly under £100 - though you still need a lens (maybe with extension tubes) that focuses to 1:1.
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Railcam 16 967 2 Scotland
4 Dec 2019 10:38AM
Like Len, I use the Nikon ES-2 with a Micro-Nikkor 60mm f2.8. Superb results. It is now on my old D700 which saves it gathering dust.


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