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.
SUMMER POOL PHOTOS
(6) 1 month 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) 11 months 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...
LOW TIDE TORREY PINES
(4) 11 months ago
I dearly love this time of the year here in San Diego when the winter tides are exceptionally low in the afternoons and I can look forward to making some images I desire of the beach and the Torrey Pines...
ELECTION DAY WAVES
(3) 1 year ago
Everything went as planned. Avoiding the election day nonsense was easy. The surf was predicted to be big and I was eager to photograph it and not listen to the political drivel on the news, or for that mater, talk...