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    Old slides

    Hi , during a major Spring clear out I came across a shoe box with several hundred 35mm slides I took in the 80s 90s , thought they had been accidentally discarded during our house move 12 years ago
    ordered a viewer that converts to digital , comes today can't wait , most will be of my daughter , lots probably not been seen , a quick look they seem clear , a few that were not packaged have ,I think mould on them any suggestions to clean them , will post any interesting ones , well excited

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    Re: Old slides

    My Mom sent me a huge box with slides dating back to the 60s. I bought the Nikon ES-2 tool and went through a couple of boxes of slides with my D700 and a Nikon 60mm f2.8 D. It is really cool looking at these slides and editing the RAW files that I take into LR are cool to play with. I have not been able to mess with it since my wife has been ill.
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    Re: Old slides

    I have decades of slides that I need to go through.

    Maybe this link will help. Remove mold/fungus from negatives or slides
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    Re: Old slides

    If the slides are mounted in glass frames, you'll have to remount them in frames without any glass to get good results.
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    Re: Old slides

    Good resource and technique to use.
    When we were tasked to do this we'd offer first to scan the slides _as they were_, this insured the fidelity of a set of scans, only then would we clean them.
    98% alcohol was deemed a hazardous substance so that didn't last. We made one attempt to demount and re-wash some slides. The process was very clumsy, handling the film chips was a true PITA. And washing and drying them needed special handling equipment - we used "strip" processing hangers.
    The results weren't worth the effort. The mold had eaten away the imagery and rebuilding even the best of them was another PITA.

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