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~^ beancounter ~^
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      10-19-2007
what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......

 
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      10-19-2007
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~^ beancounter ~^ <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......


Film scanner.

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      10-19-2007
On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 06:53:09 -0700, ~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:

> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......


'Best' is probably a dedicated film/slide scanner - you should be able to
pick one up for a couple thousand dollars. 'Adequate' is probably a
flatbed scanner with film/slide support - around $100. Quality won't be
the same, but adequate for most uses. See Epson online store for a refurb
unit - I use a Perfection 4490 Photo - it does medium format as well.

 
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David J. Littleboy
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      10-19-2007
"ray" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 06:53:09 -0700, ~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:
>
>> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
>> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......

>
> 'Best' is probably a dedicated film/slide scanner - you should be able to
> pick one up for a couple thousand dollars.


Hey, don't give beancounter a heart attack<g>. The Nikon 5000 is about
US$1000, and the Nikon "V" is quite a bit less than that. The Nikon 9000
medium format scanner is $2000.

> 'Adequate' is probably a
> flatbed scanner with film/slide support - around $100. Quality won't be
> the same, but adequate for most uses. See Epson online store for a refurb
> unit - I use a Perfection 4490 Photo - it does medium format as well.


Exactly. And thanks for doing my homework and mentioning the model
number<g>.

Here's the difference between an Epson 4800 ppi scan and a Nikon 4000 ppi
scan on the Nikon 8000. (The Nikon 8000 is the medium format scanner that
corresponds to the "4000" 35mm scanner. The 9000 and 5000 are the current
models. All of these are 4000 ppi scanners.)

http://www.pbase.com/davidjl/image/40078324/original

http://www.pbase.com/davidjl/image/40078325/original

In the second one, I upsampled the Nikon scan to match the Epson scan, and
you can see that the Nikon is a better 4800 ppi scanner than the Epson is.

David J. Littleboy
Tokyo, Japan


 
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      10-19-2007
On Sat, 20 Oct 2007 01:07:45 +0900, David J. Littleboy wrote:

> "ray" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>> On Fri, 19 Oct 2007 06:53:09 -0700, ~^ beancounter ~^ wrote:
>>
>>> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
>>> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......

>>
>> 'Best' is probably a dedicated film/slide scanner - you should be able to
>> pick one up for a couple thousand dollars.

>
> Hey, don't give beancounter a heart attack<g>. The Nikon 5000 is about
> US$1000, and the Nikon "V" is quite a bit less than that. The Nikon 9000
> medium format scanner is $2000.


Hmmmm - seems I wasn't far off the mark.

>
>> 'Adequate' is probably a
>> flatbed scanner with film/slide support - around $100. Quality won't be
>> the same, but adequate for most uses. See Epson online store for a refurb
>> unit - I use a Perfection 4490 Photo - it does medium format as well.

>
> Exactly. And thanks for doing my homework and mentioning the model
> number<g>.
>
> Here's the difference between an Epson 4800 ppi scan and a Nikon 4000 ppi
> scan on the Nikon 8000. (The Nikon 8000 is the medium format scanner that
> corresponds to the "4000" 35mm scanner. The 9000 and 5000 are the current
> models. All of these are 4000 ppi scanners.)
>
> http://www.pbase.com/davidjl/image/40078324/original
>
> http://www.pbase.com/davidjl/image/40078325/original
>
> In the second one, I upsampled the Nikon scan to match the Epson scan, and
> you can see that the Nikon is a better 4800 ppi scanner than the Epson is.


I don't dispute that. The solution would depend on what is 'sufficient'
rather than what is 'best' - at least when economics are considered. It's
entirely possible he really wants 'the best' and is prepared to pay for it.


>
> David J. Littleboy
> Tokyo, Japan


 
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      10-19-2007
What does "taetige Unwissenheit" mean?


"Ockham's Razor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> In article <(E-Mail Removed). com>,
> ~^ beancounter ~^ <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>
>> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
>> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......

>
> Film scanner.
>
> --
> Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tštige Unwissenheit.
>
> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



 
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James Silverton
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      10-19-2007
Sitara wrote on Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:23:48 GMT:

SL> "Ockham's Razor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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??>> In article
??>> <(E-Mail Removed). com>, ~^
??>> beancounter ~^ <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
??>>
??>>> what's the state of the art and/or best method to
??>>> transfer my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......
??>>
??>> Film scanner.
??>>
??>> --
??>> Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tštige Unwissenheit.
??>>
??>> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Try Babelfish: babelfish.altavista.digital.com/babelfish/tr but
I admit that the translation is not that easy to understand
either!


James Silverton
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      10-19-2007


Sitara Lal wrote:
> What does "taetige Unwissenheit" mean?
>
>
> "Ockham's Razor" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>> In article <(E-Mail Removed). com>,
>> ~^ beancounter ~^ <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
>>
>>> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
>>> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......

>>
>> Film scanner.
>>
>> --
>> Es ist nichts schrecklicher als eine tštige Unwissenheit.
>>
>> Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


It means, "The quoter is a pretentious, pompous ass, hoping to impress
unknown strangers with his 'literacy'. "

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      10-20-2007

"~^ beancounter ~^" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> what's the state of the art and/or best method to transfer
> my old 35mm slides to jpeg files?...thanx......
>


You can try this method.
http://users.iafrica.com/m/mc/mcollett/brsd/index.htm
It is very quick.

Then you can selected slides done to a better quality.

MG


 
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Paul Bartram
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      10-22-2007

"David J. Littleboy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote

> Hey, don't give beancounter a heart attack<g>. The Nikon 5000 is about
> US$1000, and the Nikon "V" is quite a bit less than that. The Nikon 9000
> medium format scanner is $2000.


I picked up an old Nikon LS1000 in working order at an auction for $70 (AU)
because nobody in the crowd knew what the hell it was. I already had one
(with a mechanical fault) so I was a happy little shopper that day...

Paul


 
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