putting film onto pc


Adrian1

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 21:41
I have been given a 35mm slide and film scaner, here is a link http://www.pcworld.co.uk/gbuk/ion-film-2-sd-35mm-film-slide-scanner-02286127-pdt...

would this be any good for me to post pitures on here with so i could get some advise about my picture taking

mine is a bit different as it dowm loads onto my pc
Adrian
Last Edited by Adrian1 on 16/08/2010 - 21:43

Dangermouse

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 21:59
I use an earlier version of the one shown in the link, it's a handy piece of kit and produces decent results:



Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
Last Edited by Dangermouse on 16/08/2010 - 22:00

Adrian1

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 22:04
Ok thanks for the reply. so it should be ok for me to use then ? I do like your picture

Adrian
Last Edited by Adrian1 on 16/08/2010 - 22:06

Dangermouse

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 22:29
Yep, it should be fine - give it a try and post some results.

The only thing I find is that hairs/dust do appear in shots occasionally - you either need to remove them digitally or clean the film with a soft brush and try again.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.

Adrian1

Link Posted 16/08/2010 - 23:06
I have tried to use the scanner put it does not seem to work. i have the windows 7 and it does say it needs windows xp or vista , would this make a diffrence ?

all it will copy is a black screen

Adrian

mowog

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 00:00
In that case, you won't be able to connect it directly to your computer, but you can still use it to transfer your film images onto an SD card, and then onto your computer, using a simple and cheap card reader.
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Adrian1

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 00:17
So how would I do this ? I will give it a try

mowog

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 00:45
Presumably, it works as a stand alone unit, for putting film images onto a card. Your link says "No computer necessary", so it seems to be a plug and play device.
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Adrian1

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 07:17
Ok I see , mine Is a little bit different as it down loads on to the pc by the usd port , I will have to get one that is shown in the link as this is a newer version

Adrian

Hardgravity

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 09:05
If it works with vista it will work with '7

I have one like this CLICKY LINK and it works fine.

Make sure you follow the instructions on how to set it up, mine can be a bit funny if it's not installed as the paperwork says.
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fatspider

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 09:08
have you looked for driver upgrades for Win7
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fatspider

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 09:12
Dave, have you tried yours with colour negs or slides?
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Adrian1

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 09:24
fatspider wrote:
have you looked for driver upgrades for Win7

I had a quick look last night , am not the best person when it comes to this sort of thing

Adrian1

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 21:42
I have had a look and there are no windows 7 drivers for this scanner . i have also had a friend look at it for me, it does not look like i can use it

Dangermouse

Link Posted 17/08/2010 - 23:21
You could do a lot worse than one of the Film2SD ones you linked to above. I like mine because it doesn't need any drivers at all - I just pop the SD card out of the scanner, plug it into any computer (Linux, Windows, Mac, it just needs an SD card adapter and the ability to read JPGs) and upload the images or copy them to an external drive as a backup.

As long as Ilford HP5, developing chemicals, and SD card readers exist, I'll be able to keep using my old film bodies.
Matt

Shooting the Welsh Wilderness with K-m, KX, MX, ME Super and assorted lenses.
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