Slide duplicators

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    has anybody tried to digitise negatives by photographing them via slide duplicator? Did it work. what was your experience?tips, recommendations?
     
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    Yes, it works well and super fast comparing to dedicated film scanners.
     
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    I used one to digitalize super 8 still frames with a Nikon D40, the results were exceptional, unfortunately that camera is not full frame so I would only get crops out of slides with my duplicator, but the results were nice too.
     
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    what equipment did you use?
     
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    I use an Illumitrans for 35mm (and sometimes 6 x 6) or a duplicon for 16mm and S8 movie film.. Both are used with Pentax screw mount (M 42 ?) analog cameras. Best of luck!
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    Ditto the Bowen’s Illumitran.
     
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    I used an old Tamron duplicator which I modified so I could slid in 8mm film, which was held in place by an old slide frame
     
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    I use a ChromaPro with my Nikon Df and 55mm f2.8 AIs Micro Nikkor. I have masks from 8mm to 4X5
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    This is my set up from a few years back, Using Nikon D7000. Due to native extension of bellows system (1:1 ratio with Micro Nikkor 55 at infinity at minimum extension) with APSC sensor and Nikon bellows you can not use 55mm lenses. Because of it use of 75mm or 80mm lens is mandatory. Nikon PB-5 and slide-negative holder PS-4. Light source: Rosco LED panel. Tethered shooting thru Adobe LR. Right now using Apo Rodagon D 4.5/75mm. Micro Nikkors 2.8 and 3.5/55 unfortunately were not as good as enlarging lenses I tried on APSC and full frame.
    Vertical setups are OK but I found them extremely uncomfortable for extended period of time. This horizontal set up works like charm. And as always YMMV!
     
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