My scanning rig...

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by AlwaysOnAuto, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Just in case you might be interested in what it all looks like. DSC06405.JPG
    Shot with the Nex-7 w/FE 2/28.
    All purchased used except for the Fotodiox adapter.
     
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  2. sapoeijoek

    sapoeijoek TalkEmount Regular

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    Edwin
    Do you use it for slides or negatives?
     
  3. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Slides for now.
     
  4. sapoeijoek

    sapoeijoek TalkEmount Regular

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    Edwin
    Mine is for negatives but I diy from 2 used uv filters, a led light panel, black foam sheet and frosted plastic sheet to diffuse the light.
    It works very well, coupled a7 with 35-70mm macro lens.
     
  5. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    My early efforts at digitizing slides and negatives involved an old laptop and my first macro lens, a Micro Nikkor 55 3.5 mounted on my D7000. I eventually added a piece of black 4" diameter PVC pipe to shield the lens from the room light in this setup:
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    I would bring up a picture of a flash going off on the laptop and enlarge it as big as I could to get it to look like a light table. It worked fairly well, but I found the bellows attachment on the Goodwill auction site and won it for what I thought was a good price. It makes it a lot easier.
     
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  6. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    Other than the A7ii, Fotodiox adapter, and Nikon lens, may I ask what the other pieces are? I.e., what particular bellows (or two) and slide holder are you using?
     
  7. Hawkman

    Hawkman TalkEmount All-Pro

    Sep 10, 2013
    Virginia, USA
    Steve
    I've often thought of trying something similar using a retina iPad (displaying a full-white image) as the backlight.
     
  8. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Sorry, I listed that in another thread.
    It's a Nikon PB-5 Bellows and PS-5 Slide copying adapter. The PS-5 has that small bellows built into it.
     
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  9. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I only got it to work once I put the mylar film over the screen. Before that I was getting the matrix of the screen itself showing through the slides.
     
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  10. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I'll post any pics I use the rig for here to keep from clogging up other threads.
    This was shot with my Series E 100mm lens reversed on the bellows attachment. That's a CPU behind the rule that I accidentally pulled out of a computer and couldn't get back in. :frown:

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    SOOC jpeg except it's flipped 180* so you can read the steel rule.
     
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  11. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Same shot as above only using the Micro Nikkor 55.

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  12. sapoeijoek

    sapoeijoek TalkEmount Regular

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    Edwin
    I tried with an ipad, it's not bright enough and it shows screen's pixels on the final pictures.

    This is one of the negatives scanned using my setup. I developed the film my self.
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  13. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    Try taking a picture of a flash going off, then enlarge that to fill the screen. You'll need a piece of mylar to keep the pixels from showing.
    Nice shot there.
    As an ex-machinist I've always been fascinated by the amount of detail there is in the faces of our coins.

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  14. sapoeijoek

    sapoeijoek TalkEmount Regular

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    Edwin
    Wow what lens did you use? This is really a great idea for super macro!
    Anyway, back to the back light source. I tried to put double frosted plastic sheets, the pixels still showing. Also ipad isn't bright enough though. The light panel I use now works very well, it's super bright I can shoot as fast as 1/50 at f11.
     
  15. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    The coin pictures were made using my Nikon Micro Nikkor 55 2.8 lens with a BR-2 reversing ring. The BR-2 allows the lens to mount using the filter threads.

    What is the model/name of the light pad you're using?
     
  16. AlwaysOnAuto

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    Feb 17, 2015
    Shallow depth of field, just the tops of the pins in focus on the cpu chip.
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  17. sapoeijoek

    sapoeijoek TalkEmount Regular

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    Edwin
    Neewer cn 126.
    Da** those are cpu pins! crazy super macro shot. I'm sold. I heard ebay started calling my name! :biggrin:
     
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  18. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I got both of my Micro's off of the Goodwill site. Super lenses IMO, as they are the sharpest of sharp.
     
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  19. michelb

    michelb TalkEmount Veteran

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    Oct 27, 2013
    Greater Montreal area in Quebec, Canada
    Michel Brien
    Here is my rig that dates back to before mirrorless but with the right adapter, i could re-do the same:

    - Sony A900
    - O/B MD-A-Mount adapter
    - Minolta Auto Bellows III
    - Minolta Auto Bellows Rokkor 50mm F3.5 lens
    - Minolta Slide Copier AB III
    - Minolta mechanical cable release to stop-down the aperture after focusing

    Lighting from:

    - Minolta 4000 AF Flash with
    - Minolta Cable OC-1100 / Cable EX and OC Shoe to connect the body to the flash (but of course no TTL on this older flash)
    - Minolta AC Adapter AC-1000 so i did not need to use batteries
    - Minolta Bounce Reflector II to diffuse the light even more ( was finding too harsh contrast with direct to slide copier diffuser)




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  20. AlwaysOnAuto

    AlwaysOnAuto TalkEmount All-Pro

    Feb 17, 2015
    I just realized I recognize that printer in the back ground. I've got one sitting on my desk too.
    Your set up looks a lot more professional than mine IMO.
    Are you going to convert it to mirrorless?