Archiving

September 12, 2005 at 9:18 pm (Fotography)

Picked up a scanner on the weekend, one that can scan transparencies (slides, negatives, etc.) I was going through all my binders, picking out which slides I wanted to copy. It was strange, all of these photos taken over 15 years ago, which I could never really look at because, well, they were slides. I had always told myself, back then, that I would one day like to be able to develop them onto film, but I was so desperately poor that I never got around to it, and with time I forgot about it all.
Well, as much as I like to think that I have Luddite leanings, thank Loki for technology. Even now, slides cost about a buck and a half to develop, so the scanner has pretty much already paid for itself. I’m actually thinking of going back to my Olympus OM1, a rickety old 35mm SLR, and developing my negatives at home. Of course, this means sticking to B&W, but I can live with that.
Oh, and about those old photos? Yeah, less weight and more hair on this fellow.

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2 Comments

  1. Andrew Wilkins said,

    Hello there, I’ve been liooking for a scanner to do just the same, scan transparencies, but you don’t give any information about make, model etc. I’d love to know the details, please.

  2. Michel said,

    It’s a Canon CanoScan 8400F. Relatively inexpensive, not bottom of the line, mind you.
    Hope this helps.

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