Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/07/18

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Slide copying
From: lrzeitlin at (Lawrence Zeitlin)
Date: Tue Jul 18 15:56:58 2006
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On Jul 18, 2006, at 5:04 PM, Richard wrote:

> I've often though this would be a good way to make digital slide
> copies, too, analogous to making them on film.  You'd get lower
> resolution with most cameras and less exposure control than with a
> good slide scanner but it would be an awful lot faster and might be
> more than good enough.
> Has any one tried to copy slides this way and were you satisfied with
> the results?

Slide copiers have been around for some time. Heiland made a line of 
copiers which contained a calibrated light source. You attached your 
SLR to the moving arm, slipped a slide in the mount on the illuminated 
base, focused, clicked the shutter and Presto, you had a slide copy. 
Even Leica got into the act. The original Digilux and Digilux Zoom 
offered a slide copying accessory that screwed into the tripod socket. 
A close up lens equipped slide holder was positioned over the camera 
lens, you slipped in a slide, pointed the defice toward a light and 
clicked the shutter. You now had a digital copy of the slide at the 
full camera resolution of 1.3 mp.

I suspect that with a good 5 to 8 mp dSLR and a precision copying stand 
like the Heiland, you would get as good digital copies of slides as 
with a scanner.

Larry Z

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