A non bird related question: I have a collection of slides that I took years (er, decades) ago. I would love to turn some of them into digital images. Does anyone have any experience doing this? In some cases I may even still have some negatives.
Kevin I have similar material and about 10 years ago I bought a slide scanner (HP) which also does negs. Works great but any recent ones would be better because the software is so much better. Do not consider a flat bed scanner that advertise they can do slides and negs because they do a bad job. Outside services like London Drugs are fine but may not be cost effective.
Post by murraybrown on Jul 26, 2013 13:21:41 GMT -8
Kevin, I recently took a couple of prints of a very rare bird (Dusky Thrush) that I shot in Langley in 1993, into London Drugs - Chilliwack - for my jpeg collection. They told me that if they had been slides or negatives they could do much better. In spite of that, they turned out reasonably well, especially considering that they were poor at best to begin with. So you might want to try out a few with them and then depending on the results you could consider a scanner purchase. They have come down a lot in price and as already stated are getting better and better.
Kevin, depending where you're located, you could take the slides in to London Drugs or you could try Photo Expert in Delta. The quality of the images also has a lot of bearing on whether you want to put in the expenditure of conversion.