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Equipment & Techniques => Lighting => Topic started by: earlybird on May 12, 2019, 11:17:15 am

Title: Best or second best light source for photographing 35mm slides?
Post by: earlybird on May 12, 2019, 11:17:15 am
Hi,
 I am embarking on a project to digitize a 35mm slide archive. I have set up a rig to photograph the slides with a macro lens.

 What would the ideal light source be so that I may make a definitive assumption about the copy systems white balance?

 I have soft boxes with continuous tungsten lamps, Canon Speedlite flash heads, and some cheapo low grade LED panels.

 I live in a place with lots of clear blue sky.

 I know the slides may, and will have white balance issues, and would like to think that my reproductions start with a faithful representation of the slides as they exist.

 I think a continuous light source will enable easy confirmation of focus, framing etc. so I inclined to try that, but am seeking suggestions.

 What would you suggest?

 Thank you.
Title: Re: Best or second best light source for photographing 35mm slides?
Post by: digitaldog on May 12, 2019, 11:45:58 am
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