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MV Benvannoch

By GeorgeP
MV Benvannoch departing Singapore for Liverpool. March 1965

In spring 1965 my father completed an assignment in Singapore and our family returned to UK as passengers on the cargo ship, the Benvannoch. In those days, my camera was a Yashica Minister II – a rangefinder with a 45 mm lens. The film of choice was Agfa slide film. I recently resurrected an obsolete slide projector to take these photos of the projected images. Sadly, the projector and the slides are showing the ravages of time, scratches and dust and the effort to restore them makes me wonder if it is practical.
Camera: Yashica Minster II
Film: Agfacolour Slide film
Date: around March 1965


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cats_123 Plus
16 4.9k 30 Northern Ireland
4 Feb 2019 8:38AM
Lasting memories 😁

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Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 11:33AM
Excellent boatabilia images...
Isabel GrinGrin
taggart Plus
15 47 14 United States
4 Feb 2019 3:45PM
An excellent recovery of this old film!
Canonshots 9 201 13 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2019 9:12AM
Epson used to make a scanner with a specialised adaptor for 35mm transparencies. That might be a better and easier way to digitise your collection if you can lay hands on one.
It’s a superb image

Perhaps you could find some one who restores old film it might be worth a try

Carole

6 Feb 2019 11:28PM
Those old cranes...
GeorgeP Plus
12 57 25 United States
7 Feb 2019 12:26AM

Quote:Epson used to make a scanner with a specialised adaptor for 35mm transparencies. That might be a better and easier way to digitise your collection if you can lay hands on one.


I have a Minolta slide scanner - but I went cheap when I bought it and it doesn't have an IR channel to help remove dust and fungus spots. So, it is a real effort to get a perfect scan from old slides. During a recent conversation a colleague suggested that he might invest in a high-priced Nikon Super Coolscan scanner and then sell it again when the effort is complete. I hadn't thought about that - and "high price" means checking with management first. Smile The alternative is to consider "subcontracting" the effort - especially as many of my slides really don't justify preservation. :-(
12 Jul 2019 7:04PM
A really good old photo! Like the composition and the fine colors. The sky is also very nice.
Good work George!

Arne

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