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madlantern

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scan old prints with macro lens?
« on: October 01, 2017, 08:26:07 AM »

I have a lot of old photo (prints, not negatives) that I want to scan with my Canon 100mm f/2.8 L macro lens. I tried a flatbed scanner, but it's very slow.

What is the best way to "scan" these photos with my Canon lens? Any particular recommendations for copy stands? How do I keep the prints flat on the stand while also minimizing glares?
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Re: scan old prints with macro lens?
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2017, 10:11:07 AM »

http://forum.luminous-landscape.com/index.php?topic=104976.msg863616#msg863616

as a start. borderless prints will be inconvenient unless you have a vacuum table.
Best solution would be most flatbed scanners. The scanning may be longer, but the setup time may take just as much time with the copy stand.
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Re: scan old prints with macro lens?
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 11:11:33 AM »

The scanning may be longer, but the setup time may take just as much time with the copy stand.
If you've got a lot of prints to digitise the set up time will not be a significant factor. I'd expect just taking a single exposure with a DSLR will be a magnitude faster than scanning.
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