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Tony-O

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:09
I've been looking through some old negs(25years or so),and came across this one.I don,t have a neg scanner so instead i taped the neg to a Velux window and took a few frames as an experiment.And this is the result,not too bad i thought.
I converted the colour neg image to positive in P.S Elements,and then did the usual contrast, sharpening,exposure adjustments.
My question to fellow Pentaxians is,have you tried anything like this, and do you have any other tips/methods to do the same thing,and or examples of similar experiments.
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aliengrove

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:21
That's amazing, don't think I would ever have thought of that. I might try it with some 20 year old negs I have from Africa. I had them sacanned a t a shop but was not happy with the results as they did them a too low a res.
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montyaus

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:36
It is a very interesting concept,but pardon my ignorance what is a velux window, so I can try some of my 30 year old negs.
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davidtrout

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:38
Wow Tony, that really worked. Now where's my old negatives, must give this a try. I wonder if it would work with colour slides.
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Last Edited by davidtrout on 02/05/2010 - 11:39

DOIK

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:41
montyaus wrote:
It is a very interesting concept,but pardon my ignorance what is a velux window, so I can try some of my 30 year old negs.

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Tony-O

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 11:55
Hi Montyaus,A velux window is just set into a roof,this gives you an angle pointing skywards,therefore nice and bright.In Aus i'm sure you have plenty of good light! Regards Tony.
P.S A tripod is also a good idea.

PPS. John Thanks for posting the Link
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Last Edited by Tony-O on 02/05/2010 - 12:05

Tony-O

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 12:01
This neg was my first attempt,i do think though that you need to choose the ones that have a good definition to start with.I shall be trying a few more over the next week or two so will post any interesting ones.
It would great to see other people's examples too.Try it. It's fun. Regards Tony.
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Last Edited by Tony-O on 02/05/2010 - 12:04

polchraine

Link Posted 02/05/2010 - 13:59
I've done something similar before - you need to choose a north* facing window where the light will be even.


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Discountshop

Link Posted 26/05/2010 - 13:58
That's really very good , I will just try this

thoughton

Link Posted 26/05/2010 - 14:05
Discountshop wrote:
That's really very good , I will just try this

Good luck with that
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Link Posted 26/05/2010 - 14:10
davidtrout wrote:
Wow Tony, that really worked. Now where's my old negatives, must give this a try. I wonder if it would work with colour slides.
david

How long have you been subscribing to PU David? check out Pentax User Issue 1 2009. Roy Hampson did an article on using this method to copy slides
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