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Slide copying, anyone?

Jefenator

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Finally got this rig together: NEX-7 --> Fotodiox Adapter --> Nikon Extension Tube --> Micro-Nikkor 55mm 1:3.5 --> 14mm extension ring --> Nikon ES-1

We'll see if it's worth all the trouble. :)
 

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Sure! Here's a scanned slide taken on Fuji Velvia 50:

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And just for reference, I did the exact same capture on location with my NEX-7:

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I must say, the digital capture looks much. Much. Cleaner. And more appealing overall for what I was trying to do. I learned a few things and was prompted to get Lightroom, just to try and approximate those Velvia colors (which I'm not even sure I like that much - but I was way overdue to step up my post processing game so it was well worth it).

Had this gone better, I might have been enticed into adopting a "hybrid" work flow (i.e. shooting film then scanning). My scans from back in the day do have a certain character that you can only really get with film. (I've done some free trials of some premium film emulation plug-ins and wasn't particularly impressed.) Ideally, my old Nikon F3 might have become my "redneck full-frame". As it is, I don't think I'll be hauling it out on the next road trip - the results are just not worth the hassle.
 

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There is no middle ground with Velvia- you either love it or hate it. I'm a lover. Or I was until digital entered my life. ;)

Interesting that the sky is so much more vivid in the Velvia shot and the greens are so much more pronounced in the 7 shot. I would have thought the film shot would be overall more saturated than the digital shot.
 

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The digital shot actually has my "Jeff's Velvia 50" Lightroom preset slapped on it. Doesn't really nail Velvia 50 at all but for most landscapes - even back home in Oregon - I like it as much as any other setting or effect I've auditioned.
 
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