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by Peter De Smidt
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Copy Stand Style Film Scanner
Replies: 48
Views: 23536

Hi Rik, Thank you for moving this to the right forum. I must've become a little disoriented by immersing myself in online info about macro lenses for a few days. :shock: Thank you for the tip about focus stacking. I"ll certainly check it out. I have a couple of basic macro questions. 1. It's best to...
by Peter De Smidt
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Copy Stand Style Film Scanner
Replies: 48
Views: 23536

Here is a test bed I built very quickly yesterday:

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by Peter De Smidt
Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: So what can you do with $5 ?
Replies: 65
Views: 18449

rjlittlefield wrote: In that case, and since you've mentioned 4X, let me go out on a limb and recommend picking up one of the AmScope Plan Achromat 4X finites, currently on sale for $25.
Hi Rik,

Would that lens work ok on a bellows, or do you need a tube lens?
by Peter De Smidt
Sat Jan 07, 2012 6:47 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Hi Jim (from a fellow Wisconsinite), Yeah, what's happening at Kodak is very sad. While I expect that bw film will be with us for quite a while, color film, which is much harder to manufacture, might not last very long. I believe that Hollywood still uses a lot of it, but that will probably switch o...
by Peter De Smidt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Hi Charles,

Thanks for your reply! What a neat video.
by Peter De Smidt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Copy Stand Style Film Scanner
Replies: 48
Views: 23536

Oops! I put this in the wrong forum. Sorry about that!
by Peter De Smidt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:43 am
Forum: Equipment Discussions
Topic: Copy Stand Style Film Scanner
Replies: 48
Views: 23536

Copy Stand Style Film Scanner

Hi, A group of photographers and I are trying to design a film scanner. Ideally, we'd like to come up with an open source "how to" article that would allow someone to build the scanner themselves. We're interested in this approach for speed and quality reasons. Right now, there's a huge gap between ...
by Peter De Smidt
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Community Members and Friends
Topic: Hello from Wisconsin!
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Hello from Wisconsin!

I can't believe it took me this long to stumble on this site. What a great resource! The photographs and discussions here are very inspiring! I've been photographing enthusiastically since about 1990. You can see jpgs of some of my photos at www.peterdesmidt.com and www.peterdesmidt.com/blog . I hav...