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35mm Camera - Covert to Digital?

Postby caf4926 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:07 pm

I know there are some enthusiasts here.

But does anyone know a good way to convert 35mm images to digital or should I need to seek out professional help?
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Re: 35mm Camera - Covert to Digital?

Postby srs5694 on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:16 pm

If you mean you want to get photos taken on film converted to digital, then yes; all you need is a film scanner. Many flatbed scanners include this functionality, but dedicated film scanners can do a better job.

If you mean you want to turn a 35mm camera into a digital camera, then AFAIK this isn't practical, at least not for most cameras. I've seen a few product announcements for devices that are supposed to do such a conversion, but the ones I've seen have all been jokes/hoaxes.
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Re: 35mm Camera - Covert to Digital?

Postby Orbmiser on Tue Feb 26, 2013 2:56 pm

Unless you shoot a lot of film on a regular basis then sending in to film lab to do.
As a decent film scanner is cost $1000-$2000 dollars. As pointed out some scanners have an option to scan film in.
But don't give the best result.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/photography/hands-reviews/35mm-film-scanner-roundup

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/indepth/photography/hands-reviews/holiday-2012-digitizing-your-analog-media

I find digital is the only way for me couldn't afford the time and prices of film & processing.
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Re: 35mm Camera - Covert to Digital?

Postby palo on Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:01 pm

Have to agree here - unless you want to make a big investment, just have a lab or kiosk do it - very cheap. Around here there are drug stores and big box stores with these facilities. I could probably spit and hit three of them. If good quality is important you may want to consult a reputable camera shop - you usually get what you pay for.

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Re: 35mm Camera - Covert to Digital? [SOLVED]

Postby caf4926 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:00 am

Great advice friends
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