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Date: 12/02/19 19:51
Camera scanning with projector
Author: SD45X

Couple shots. Still fiddiling with it. Can't seem to make up for the fan shake in the projector.
BN west at St Regis. Still can't get that to sharpen up. Slide a lot sharper.
MRL west of Dixon.

100mm fixed lens on a crop body DSLR.
Comments welcome.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/19 21:17 by SD45X.






Date: 12/02/19 20:23
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: refarkas

That certainly is a fascinating no-longer-being-used bridge in photo one.
Bob



Date: 12/02/19 20:29
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: blueflag

Is it a macro lens?  A non-macro lens may not have the focusing power to get that close.  Are you pointing the camera into the projector?

Jeff Eggert



Date: 12/02/19 20:54
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: thehighwayman

Cheaper to buy a scanner than to buy another lense ....

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 12/02/19 21:04
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

blueflag Wrote:
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> Is it a macro lens?  A non-macro lens may not
> have the focusing power to get that close.  Are
> you pointing the camera into the projector?
>
> Jeff Eggert

Yes, it's a macro straight into the lens. Lens was $60. What's a scanner going for these days?



Date: 12/02/19 21:09
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SooGuy64

Possibly an old Milwaukee Road bridge?



Date: 12/02/19 21:16
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

No, it's the Milwaukee main to the PNW at St Regis over the NP.



Date: 12/02/19 21:21
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

Ok, think I fixed a few things changing to another projector. However, it has a dirty piece of glass I need to tend to. But. Here are some better tries with less projector shake.

UP local on Rock Island at Colorado Springs, mine
RBMN 426 Jim Thorpe PA  Richard Louderback
CSS&SB 803 Michigan City IN David V Leonard








Date: 12/02/19 21:26
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

DRGW 3121 new, unk location and photographer
MP 59 PA2 St Louis Sept 62 Blackhawk slides
UP 95 GP40X Oct 86 stamp slide unk photographer.








Date: 12/02/19 21:36
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

NP 3603 Livingston MT 7-5-69 Unk photographer, Ektachrome.
A&M 41 2-88 Mike Condren. Dark slide that I shot till happy. Where is the tunnel located?
Lastly Springfield Terminal 621 617 1711 on the Hudson River Mechanicsville NY. Aug27-1988 Marc Grinter.
This was a tray of purchased slides I grabbed for testing. Various exposures.
Seems to be a quick way to put pics on TO.
Not too sure how they got away with mounting the camera to the same board the projector was mounted to in the Railfan article. Vibration seems to be a problem. Unless you run ISO up to help.
These were shot between 100-250 shutter speed and F8. ISO 400.








Date: 12/02/19 21:46
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

Thrown together in the last hour while making dinner. The lens and wood I bought to make a jig that didn't work were the only NEW expense.




Date: 12/02/19 21:55
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: Brian_P

When was that picture of BNSF 7145 taken??



Date: 12/02/19 23:03
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SD45X

2006
 



Date: 12/03/19 02:51
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: KimHeusel

A while back I ran across this setup. It looks really similar to what you're doing except that the lens appears to be place right against the projector.

http://www.yardoffice.com/archives/howto/slideshootingdslr.html



Date: 12/03/19 04:08
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: bob01566

These are great images with a lot of detail information in them.
Bite the bullet and get a flatbed scanner, you'll be flabergasted at the difference.
You'll be able to scan at very high resolution, be able to control your tonal levels, contrast and color balance and save them in any format(s) you want.
For images of this quality, it'll be worth it.

Bob
nerrp.com



Date: 12/03/19 05:35
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: gregscholl

I think the Arkansas & Missouri is at Winslow, Arkansas.  I remember shooting one there.
As for the scanning, its hard to judge without seeing the originals.  Two suggestions....(1) Send a couple of slides to a friend that has a good slide scanner and see what results are.  (2) Buy something like an Epson scanner (I have the V700) or a Nikon dedicated slide scanner on recommendation of others. (2a) send a few to a professional place and see how they look.  Then whichever way satisfys you go with that!
Greg 



Date: 12/03/19 05:42
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: SPDRGWfan

Interesting the first few photo's almost seem to have a 3D effect - giving a sense of being there.



Date: 12/03/19 07:10
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: BRAtkinson

I keep a pile of old Trains magazines that I periodically start reading through.  As it turns out, I recently read an article about using a DSLR and a slide projector written by an archivist at the Center for Railroad Photography & Art.  The answer was simple. 

Set the shutter speed to 1/500th.  As I recall, that still allowed for noise-free images with the ISO speed set to 400.  I'm considering making such a setup myself.



Date: 12/03/19 10:36
Re: Camera scans MRL
Author: thehighwayman

bob01566 Wrote:
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> These are great images with a lot of detail
> information in them.
> Bite the bullet and get a flatbed scanner, you'll
> be flabergasted at the difference.
> You'll be able to scan at very high resolution, be
> able to control your tonal levels, contrast and
> color balance and save them in any format(s) you
> want.
> For images of this quality, it'll be worth it.

I agree completely! Just be sure to get one with slide and film capability.
You will find it much easier and produce superior quality to what you are getting now!

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 12/03/19 11:15
Re: Camera scanning with projector
Author: LV95032

To put it bluntly the sharpness and color is not there. A reasonable scanner (not one of those $99 slide scanners) will achieve much better clarity, sharpness and color. Epson V600 can be had for around $200.
RWJ

SD45X Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> Couple shots. Still fiddiling with it. Can't seem
> to make up for the fan shake in the projector.
> BN west at St Regis. Still can't get that to
> sharpen up. Slide a lot sharper.
> MRL west of Dixon.
>
> 100mm fixed lens on a crop body DSLR.
> Comments welcome.



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