Years ago (decades really) Nikon used to sell a slide copying gadget
that you mount in front of the lens, perhaps a couple hundred dollars.
It was useful, but limiting.
Last summer I bought a refurbished Epson 4490 scanner from the Epson
clearance store. It came with attachments and software for copying 35
mm thru 6x7 cm transparencies (and negatives). It works wonderfully -
might have cost a tad over $100 US.
I made a custom template out of cardboard so that I could copy my 4"x5"
large format transparencies and negatives as well. This was
time-consuming but worked.
> When I used to take colour slides many years ago I always regretted not
> having an easy way of improving the 'as taken' image. I was thinking the
> other day that if improvements could be made to the images using Gimp it
> could be a very interesting exercise. Dedicated slide copiers seem to be
> quite expensive and I wondered if anyone knew of any device which would
> enable me to use my camera to make copies? I realise this is not exactly
> about using Gimp but I cannot think of any better place to ask the
> Gimp-user mailing list
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