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Gear Talk => Processing & Publication => Topic started by: f4-fan on June 16, 2020, 17:45:29

Title: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: f4-fan on June 16, 2020, 17:45:29
I want to digitize Slides with the D850 and the AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8.

What are the best, quickest and cheapest options, to generate usable RAW-Files?

Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: MEPER on June 16, 2020, 18:31:35
Something like this I guess:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/37453-REG/Nikon_3213_ES_1_Slide_Copying_Adapter.html

....if you don't have a PB-6 bellows with slide copy attachment.
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: MEPER on June 16, 2020, 18:34:46
You could also just use a light table and make a repro-setup.
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: MEPER on June 16, 2020, 19:01:56
Maybe some inspiration from this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPuOwoT7iPs
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: pluton on June 16, 2020, 20:54:50
The ES-1 is the simplest, smallest solution. You will have to improvise a light source, which is usually not a problem for experienced photographers
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: Jacques on June 16, 2020, 22:28:55
If you can ignore the clutter on my desk you can see my set up, the D850 is fitted with a current 60 mm lens, this combination is mounted on a copy stand but a tripod would work, I raise the rear screen to a vertical position, switch on live view, this way I can sit at my desk and copy my transparencies, I use a wireless remote to fire the shutter, a standard light box provides the illumination. This image is a large crop from another image.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50013338573_39600790e0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: David H. Hartman on August 15, 2020, 07:03:28
Probably a late reply but I strongly recommend a copy stand over a tripod due to alignment difficulties. Pentax made a simple but very functional one in the '70s. For a light source one might use a par of flash down on a piece of what paper or color corrected light table or a dicronic color enlarger head.

A Nikon PB6 bellows with a slide copy attachment and flash might cost more but it is an excellent setup. One could mount the bellows on a tripod and diffused flash on a light stand or another tripod.

Electronic release is an excellent shutter release method. I use the Phottix Strato II wireless flash system. They are an older design so one might survey what is currently available. I  find the test button on the Strato II  very precise for a shutter release.

These are my thoughts on the topic

Dave Hartman
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: Ian Watson on August 15, 2020, 21:01:18
It is good to see you back, Dave.
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 16, 2020, 00:09:33
It is good to see you back, Dave.
+1
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: Akira on August 16, 2020, 04:36:13
Yeah, Dave, glad to hear from you!
Title: Re: How can I digitize Slides with the D850 and the old AF Micro Nikkor 55mm f/2.8
Post by: David H. Hartman on August 17, 2020, 05:35:49
Thanks guys!

I didn't have internet at home for about 18-24 months. Then my laptop's HD died. Now the laptop is up with an SSD. I could not authenticate Window 10 so a few days ago I installed Linux Mint 20, Cinnamon. It's a long story.

Dave