I have been scanning many old transparencies from 30 to 40 years ago. My set up is faster than using the traditional film scanners. I have a Canon 5DMk2 on a bellows extension using a Rodenstock 75mm D series process lens that is designed for 1:1 copy work. I use a continuous 5000K light source. I set the lens aperture at it’s best aperture f5.6.5 and never change that setting. I use the camera’s metering system to get my exposure. The camera is hooked up to my computer and using CaptureOne software I can see the enlarged images immediately along with the histogram. The images are in the RAW format for best editing and image correction if needed. Here are some of the images I scanned today. I can also copy slides that are underexposed or that have very high contrast and take 6 different exposures and process them through HDR software and get some amazing results. Here are three before and after slide copies that have been run through the HDR process. Unlike digital files the transparencies have a lot of detail in the shadows with no noise artifacts.
BEHIND THE STORM
(1) 2 weeks ago
March 4th, 2018. Just after the storm passed over the Sierra Nevada mountains Mike Uriell and I departed San Diego at 1 am in the rain to get to the Alabama Hills in Owens Valley and arrive for the sunrise...
2018 WINTER WAVES
(0) 2 months ago
After a Summer and Fall with very small waves to no surf at all, a few winter storms have pushed into the central and southern coast of California. The low tides have been fun to explore the reefs but the...
SUMMER POOL PHOTOS
(6) 5 months ago
Jana Craciunescu with inverted splits
Getting started with the swimming pool photography sessions got a late start this year. One of the photographers was working in Lake Tahoe until the end of the summer, I was very busy...
WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
(0) 1 year ago
Wreaths Across America at Fort Rosecrans on Point Loma, San Diego, California
December 17th 2016. Hai Nguyen and I went there today to honor those who we served with in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. So many people showed up it...