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    Digitizing 35mm negatives using a macro lens

    I have approximately 20 years worth of negatives I wish to digitalize. I have been using a Canoscan 9000f photo scanner. Although it is a really good scanner for amateur use, it is slow and the quality of the scans are good but often compare very poorly with the original prints. I wish therefore to try photographing my negatives using my DSLM micro 4/3 camera with a macro lens.

    Has anybody on APUG tried this? Any advice regarding (legacy) lenses and software to flip the negative image would be very appreciated.

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    To be honest, scanning is generally way off topic on APUG - It is a question best asked over on DPUG.

    But....if you want low cost software to process the digital file, you can't get much cheaper than GIMP - I think there is a build available to run under Windows, probably one for MAC, and definitely packaged ready to run on most Linux installs.

    P.S. Welcome to the forum. They are a great bunch of guys and gals here with an amazing depth of knowledge.

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    Bon I've sent you a PM.
    Last edited by pdeeh; 06-08-2014 at 04:50 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Welcome to APUG.
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    Many thanks for your very kind welcome messages. I have been reading APUG forums for over a year now without signing up and I am vey pleased that I have finally done so.

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    Welcome to APUG.

    There have been various discussions of this in DPUG and there is a lot of good information there detailing various pros and cons. In a nutshell, yes, it is an option.
    As others have stated, in this context, it's OT for APUG, however.

    Here is a pointer to the forum where this is getting discussed;
    http://www.dpug.org/forums/f6/

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    That is an excellent scanner and I doubt you will be able to do better with a digital camera.

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    Can anyone tell me how people get images on to the Apug gallery for viewing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM2N View Post
    Can anyone tell me how people get images on to the Apug gallery for viewing?
    This has been discussed here at length: specific problems of that kind can be discussed at the Feedback forum. General discussion of this matter though is off topic here.

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    I would reply but that would take a digital machine of some sort. On second thought where on APUG is there a thread or tutorial that explains how to upload, using a scanner, to post pictures? Thanks

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