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    Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Looking to digitize large collection of slides from the old days. What I've read makes me lean toward slide holder and extension tube. I'm using an AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens or Nikkor 55-200mm. Don't really want to go to a scanner. Any suggestions?


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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Welcome aboard. Enjoy the ride.
    We look forward to seeing more posts and samples of your work.

    I have only used a scanner to digitize slides, but someone else will be along shortly to help you out.
    Brent: Poway, CA
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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Google "Nikon ES-1" It's a slide holder/viewer that's adjustable and attaches to the front of a lens like a filter, and does a better job than an extension tube... Aim it at a light with a slide and take a full resolution image of your slides. You can usually find them on eBay... <-- I just sold one there last week for about 90% of what I paid for it...

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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Quote Originally Posted by FredKingston View Post
    Google "Nikon ES-1" It's a slide holder/viewer that's adjustable and attaches to the front of a lens like a filter, and does a better job than an extension tube... Aim it at a light with a slide and take a full resolution image of your slides. You can usually find them on eBay... <-- I just sold one there last week for about 90% of what I paid for it...
    Fred, will the ES-1 work properly with a DX-format camera like Lee's D3300? I looked into using the ES-1 with my D5100 and I (perhaps mistakenly) determined that the DX-format view wasn't compatible with the ES-1. If it will work and capture the entire image without cropping, I'd be interested too. Thanks!

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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    According to the Nikon site's Question & Answers, DX isn't an issue... You do need a macro lens.
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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Although I usually go the scanner route, I have also used my PB-6 bellows, slide attachment and 50mm f/2.8 Micro Nikkor

    This is an image from a High Speed Ektachrome slide from a Heart concert back in 1977 that I copied with the above setup and a small output studio flash for lighting. It worked like a champ!

    Slide copying/digitizing with D3300-ann-wilson.jpg
    Last edited by STM; 10-22-2019 at 05:34 PM.
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    Re: Slide copying/digitizing with D3300

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandpatch View Post
    Fred, will the ES-1 work properly with a DX-format camera like Lee's D3300? I looked into using the ES-1 with my D5100 and I (perhaps mistakenly) determined that the DX-format view wasn't compatible with the ES-1. If it will work and capture the entire image without cropping, I'd be interested too. Thanks!
    Sorry to be late for the party, but the ES-1 on DX does need about 20 mm of extension between lens and ES-1 (to frame the slide fully), but is otherwise very fully compatible with DX.
    See my site at Scanning thousands of slides? Try a digital camera for info about the extension.





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