Can be connected to Digital Movie and Digital Still Cameras
Allows you to transfer slides into the video
Offers a negative carrier accessory that works in combination with our copiers
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
First this is a very simple slide copier. You will need to do a little setup work to get good results. I bought this to copy some old 35mm half frame, 126 and 110 slides. I couldn't get the resolution I wanted out of a flat bed or hand held slide copier as most are optimized for 35mm slides. Using a Nikon D90 and the 55-200mm kit lens, I got spectacular results. I could zoom right in on the half frame or the 110 slide and get a 12 mega pixel image in raw that I could correct in post. Some of the slides are 40 years old and the colors are shifting. There where no instructions with the unit, so I had to try a couple of setups to get everything working well. This is not the fastest way to copy slides, but you can get great results. The setup I used to make it reasonably fast and painless is as follows: Put the camera on a tripod and use the remote trigger, aim the camera at a white surface at about three feet distance, I used white foam core, aim two daylight corrected fluorescent lamps...
Screwed onto my Nikon D50's Nikkor 18-55 the HD Pro Slide Copier produced usable copies of a large collection of old 35 mm slides. I found I needed quite a bit of light so I took the camera and tripod outside on a sunny day and aimed down at a white sheet of paper. Then I needed Lightroom to get the orientation right, adjust the exposure, and to crop the image. This is far from an elegant device; the slide carriage is sticky and the barrel is too loose but after mastering its quirks, it works.
I found the HD Pro Slide Copier does produce excellent copies. It does require some photographic knowlege as there is no instruction booklet packed with the item. The main thing is to use an aparture of f16 or f22 on the camera in the duplicating process. This gave me the sharpest duplicated image. When my D40x was on AutoFocus, the resulting image was not as good as it could be. Also, when the duplicated image was on the SD card in the D40x, it was tilted, and had the image of the cardboard frame there also. The usuable slide image was only 50 % of the available image space of the SD card. I used Picasa to crop and straighten the duplicated image. (Other programs should work just as well.) This gave me my final photographic image. I am very pleased with the resulting image and recommend the HD Pro Slide Duplicator. I am an amature photographer who has taken mostly 35mm slides/photos since the 1950's, and have done darkroom work. Rating: Excellent image but really needs...
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