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This is a discussion on Imaging Discussions within the iPad for Photographers forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Dust is an issue. One thing I have seen with many old slides--especially those processed by Eastman Kodak an, yes, Technicolor, are scratches. Interestingly, what ...

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    Dust is an issue. One thing I have seen with many old slides--especially those processed by Eastman Kodak an, yes, Technicolor, are scratches. Interestingly, what is often scratched is the lacquer EK/TC used as a protectant. You can remove the coating and remove most dust as well as most scratches.

    There are several approaches: use a camera and macro lens; use a dedicated high resolution scanner, or some other device.

    Or, you can take a photographic approach and do things old school. Sadly, the proper materials are no longer made and the process becomes daunting when your collection is vast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brown View Post
    None taken, Bob. It's good to see you here.

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    Here=this thread or here=not dead and still rabel rousing on the forums?

    Photography is why I did for many years and these issues are not new. Computer technology is a recent factor that both makes it easy to use your slides; at the same time, it is why I see so many bad duplicates.

    I miss the old days. that said, in the old days we would put pen to paper and wait for replies via the Postal Service.

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    I've been tinkering.

    I worked on this slide on the iPad, using PhotostudioHD to sort out brightness, contrast and colour. I then used Snapseed for cropping and further colour adjustments.


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    The focus isn't so good. That's probably thanks to iPad shake!

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    Is there a new feature for viewing images in a thread.? There is a "See All" button to press.



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    How cool is that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scifan57 View Post
    I have a very large collection of Kodachrome slides and would be very interested in the best and easiest methods of converting them to digital. Tis is a great idea for a thread, Richard.
    Go through them and seperate by exposure. Not every slide will be perfect; some will be over exposed and under exposed. So seperate them so you do you do not have to make changes for every slide.

    If you have lots of slides, consider a local scanner rental and give up your weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Maxey View Post

    Go through them and seperate by exposure. Not every slide will be perfect; some will be over exposed and under exposed. So seperate them so you do you do not have to make changes for every slide.

    If you have lots of slides, consider a local scanner rental and give up your weekend.
    Thanks for the advice, Bob, I'll keep it in mind when I get around to doing the transfers.
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    I've been experimenting some more. I used my Canon Powershot in normal and macro modes. OK, the macro image is not well aligned. Also, the macro image is not as sharply focused as the one on normal mode.
    I went on to crop and process both images in the 2 photo apps on the iPad.


    Imaging Discussions-image-3930894183.jpg

    The normal mode version.



    Imaging Discussions-image-1469965146.jpg

    The macro mode version.

    In Snapseed, I used the drama preset image processing feature with both photos.

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    I was looking at the ION scanners. The initial reviews looked promising, as did the 40.00 price tag.

    I then rechecked things and came across this site which looks at a wide range of scanners. http://slidescannerreview.co.uk/

    I think I will persevere with my Epson scanner and buy an air jet.

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    How are you getting on with your new Olympus system camera OB?

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    ADDENDUM... As it happens my point and shoot is an ....

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    I'll post an example of its zoom capabilities later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Brown View Post
    How are you getting on with your new Olympus system camera OB?

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    Thank you Richard, bit coincidental this. I was planning to do the below pics tomorrow with daylight (now 8.30pm Mon and dark). But quickly lined up my babies on the dining room table under fairly subdued lighting.


    And despite the poor lighting I think the iPad camera gives a reasonable idea of what I have here.

    The above is the menagerie.

    That little lot taken from the front:


    My first OM system camera the OM2n beautifully finished in top quality chrome with revolutionary "off the film plane" exposure, used by many professionals in various theatres of war. A tough little jewel still works as well as when I bought it new. Here.


    My next purchase was the magnificent Olympus OM4Ti with a tough titanium body favoured by professional photographers like Britain's David Bailey. It had advanced features for its time including averaging of chosen spot metering up to 8 spots for great picture control and a revolutionary flash sync of up to 1/2000 sec, which flash unit I also still have. I loved this camera and have fond memories of tramping the countryside with my Manfrotto tripod, still going strong, trying to express myself photographically. And the number of camera club embossed winner's drink coasters scattered around the place show I had not done so badly while having great fun. Here it is in all black:


    And of course my new purchase, a week or so old, my first serious digital camera, the Olympus OMD-EM5 system camera, still with those magnificent Zuiko lenses, amid the sharpest in the world. And a logical extension of the previous OM system cameras mirroring them with that lovely retro look that is very satisfying. It's an incredible camera with a 12-50mm (24-100mm equivalent) standard lens which, like the body, is water and dust proof. It boasts the world's fastest auto focusing system and has a most advanced anti-shake 5way system built into the body so you can use any lenses you want with the right adaptors, including all my Zuiko lenses from my other cameras. Here's my new toy:



    I was very disappointed in Olympus when the digital revolution came about and it abandoned the OM system concept for a series of measly little handbag cameras, meaning my lovely gear and lenses just sat in the cupboard and, apart from a nice little Panasonic non SLR snapper, I had virtually given up on photography. The enthusiasm is coming back now and, although the legs would not be able to do all that prior countryside tramping about with a tripod and camera bag, I'm now looking forward to more shutter clicking in my own way.
    Richard, I'm sorry this has turned out so lengthy. But hey! That's my new shooter.
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