35 mm trannies to jpegs


grambuch

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 19:20
I have zillions of 35mm trannies from way back.

Which gadget would Members most recommend for rendering the images as jpegs?

Thank you in advance.

DOIK

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 20:55
This might the way to go link

John
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MikeInDevon

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 23:01
Here's how I did it for colour slides:

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I've also used this method to copy b&w and colour negative with good results, see here:

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and here:

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Hope that helps.

Regards
Mike

johnriley

Link Posted 14/11/2017 - 23:47
If you search Amazon by putting in film scanner 35mm you will get a wide choice of inexpensive scanners that will do the job. I wouldn't attempt to scan all the slides - just the ones you want to use as you go along. Eventually you will build up a folder full of your best images.

There are other methods, but the scanners cost so little and they do a reasonably good job.
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johnha

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 18:17
As with most things, consistency is going to be a big problem (framing, colour, exposure etc.). I had a scanner that was supposed to be able to scan 4 slides in a carrier at a go - in reality only the first slide was lined up correctly with the scanner frame. Cleaning up the scan and identifying/storing it can also very time consuming.

Several years ago there were professional batch scanners available (there still might be), but they cost back then. These allowed you set colour profiles for different emulsions/batches and were intended for labs/studios. Trying to beg/borrow one of these might be an option.

Whichever solution you go for, perfect your technique/workflow before jumping in the deep end with a bulk batch of slides,

John.
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tigershoot

Link Posted 15/11/2017 - 20:33
My brother used his Samsung tablet set to show just a bright white background, taped some cardboard onto the screen to enable consistent positioning of the slide and then shot them with his camera and my macro lens. Seemed to work pretty well!
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johnha

Link Posted 16/11/2017 - 00:41
tigershoot wrote:
My brother used his Samsung tablet set to show just a bright white background, taped some cardboard onto the screen to enable consistent positioning of the slide and then shot them with his camera and my macro lens. Seemed to work pretty well!

I've done similar with a 6x6 tranny, an old school transparency lightbox and a Pentax EI2000 (2Mp integrated 'SLR') - although I wouldn't like to do it for a lot of slides: link
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droopsnoot

Link Posted 16/11/2017 - 11:20
It depends on what kind of images they are, and what kind of quality you want out of them. I bought a cheapo slide scanner (35mm only) from Maplins for 20 when they opened a new shop locally, I think the regular price is around 30-35. It's OK, but I'm only scanning old B&W negatives and some colour slides, and they're scenes rather than photographic masterpieces. So I want the image more for what it recorded than because it's a great image, generally. It's basically a close-focussing webcam with a light source, in a handy box. They do versions that will scan directly onto an SD card, without a PC connection, which I imagine are quicker to use.

I did wonder about getting an old projector (loads of them at car boot sales and projecting onto a handy white surface, then taking a photo of the image. Probably would be no worse quality than the cheapo scanner. I have read that some "proper" scanners produce much better quality images, if your slides warrant it.
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grambuch

Link Posted 17/11/2017 - 20:25
Thank you everyone for your advice. Much appreciated. grambuch
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