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Feb 04, 2015 19:11 |  #1

Hey there, I have thousands of slides from my analog camera and have used a scanner before...Dimage...I believe. Now the scanner is so obsolete and it will work with Windows XP only which I no longer have. After googling the subject for a while, I realized that there are ways of converting old slides (35mm) at home. Any suggestions on a DIY simple kit for shooting with my FF camera. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I definitely don't want to spend any money on scanners :)


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Feb 05, 2015 07:39 |  #2

I have had reasonable success with a flatbed scanner - Canon Canoscan 9000F MK II All-in-One Scanner
I did buy one of those cheapish standalone scanners - but disappointed as the working screen is too small and the illumination is uneven. The Canon flatbed is quite fast to use and scans several slides at a time.

I believe there are some other options available but at a premium cost when compared to the Flatbed options. I expect the main issue that gives the deciding factor will be what you want to do with the scanned images - for printing you may be limited to size depending on the resolution of the scanner used.

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Feb 05, 2015 07:48 |  #3

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Feb 05, 2015 08:40 |  #4

I had a ton of old prints, 35mm and 120 negatives to scan and went with the same scanner as birderman with very good results. When I was finished with it I sold it on a local classified site for about 40$ less than I paid for it which turned out to be an excellent value for the results it produced and the amount of scans I did.

When deciding on a method of scanning it is important to consider what you plan to do with the scans. From slides a consumer scanner will provide good enough resolution for smaller prints or web display but if you are planning on large prints you'll likely have to look at a commercial option unless you want to shell out big money for a drum scanner.


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Feb 05, 2015 08:52 |  #5

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Feb 05, 2015 09:33 as a reply to  @ Reservoir Dog's post |  #6

haha, thanks...I was thinking along these lines too. A duplicator attachment that fits a 52mm lens will probably do a better job.


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Feb 05, 2015 09:34 as a reply to  @ nqjudo's post |  #7

Thanks. I have a nice scanner Dimage by Konica Minolta, but can't run it, no windows xp. Can't sell it because it's now worth maybe 5 bucks


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Feb 05, 2015 09:35 as a reply to  @ PhotosGuy's post |  #8

thank you very much. I've read it all, great ideas.


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Feb 05, 2015 12:36 |  #9

You may want to do a bit of research on before tossing the Dimage. You can find Win 7/8 drivers online for many older Minolta scanners.


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Feb 05, 2015 12:53 |  #10

You can try this method, might get lucky. Saved my butt a couple of times with the troubleshooter. Using Windows 7 now.
If an older program doesn't run correctly, use the Program Compatibility troubleshooter to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows.


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Feb 05, 2015 12:55 as a reply to  @ AZGeorge's post |  #11

I will look for the drivers. Thanks


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Feb 05, 2015 12:55 |  #12

ericcrazyman wrote in post #17416792 (external link)
You can try this method, might get lucky. Saved my butt a couple of times with the troubleshooter. Using Windows 7 now.
If an older program doesn't run correctly, use the Program Compatibility troubleshooter to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows.

I will give it a shot. Thanks


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Feb 05, 2015 15:27 |  #13

ericcrazyman wrote in post #17416792 (external link)
You can try this method, might get lucky. Saved my butt a couple of times with the troubleshooter. Using Windows 7 now.
If an older program doesn't run correctly, use the Program Compatibility troubleshooter to simulate the behavior of earlier versions of Windows.

We did and tried to simulatete Windows XP, and it didn't work. but I have just found this and am about to install the drivers http://www.hamrick.com …minolta_scan_du​al_iv.html (external link)


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Feb 08, 2015 00:26 |  #14

Have you thought of just buying a cheap 2nd hand XP computer? I have a Canoscan 8000F which is a great flatbed scanner but no drivers available for Windows 7 64bit. All you need the PC for is to run the scanner, do your processing of the files on your newer PC




  
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Feb 08, 2015 07:19 |  #15

Mark Vuleta wrote in post #17421161 (external link)
Have you thought of just buying a cheap 2nd hand XP computer? I have a Canoscan 8000F which is a great flatbed scanner but no drivers available for Windows 7 64bit. All you need the PC for is to run the scanner, do your processing of the files on your newer PC

This was my thought as well... I'm sure if you ask around you can find a friend/colleague that has an XP laptop or desktop that they are not using that you could buy/borrow. I have a laptop and a tower that are still in great working order that still run XP, but aren't worth upgrading, but still use occasionally.


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