At our March 6th meeting, Jim Leask demonstrated how to easily and quickly copy slides using a DSLR, an off camera flash and a slide adapter. You can review his notes here.
The adapter he used to hold the slide in front of his camera is a Nikon ES-1 and is available from Henry’s. Note that it is a 52mm thread so you may need an adapter for your lens. Note also that, if you don’t already own a suitable macro lens, you can use extension tubes to adapt whatever lens you have to close focus.
Jennifer Armstrong at the Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library recently passed along this information about new digitizing equipment they’ll be getting soon:
We do not yet have a date that the equipment will be available for public use.
As for the nature of the equipment or its capabilities, I can only pass along what little I know.
The collection of equipment should allow for the following:
- Scanning, editing, and digitizing photographs
- Digitizing slides and negatives
- Converting 8mm film to digital
- Converting VHS to digital
There will most likely be only one of each piece of equipment, which means that customers will have to sign up to use them.
I will do my best to keep you and the club up to date.
For more information, please contact Jennifer.