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  1. #11
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    And thats one nice thing about photography as a hobby. It chews up time, doesn't have an ongoing cost after the initial investment (well it doesn't have to) and it gets the brain going. Don't forget to have fun this is supposed to be a hobby not a chore. Enjoy re-living the momories.
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    Well said Dead Pirate Roberts and Beuwolff you are very welcome for that information. Enjoy the project as Dead Pirate Roberts says!

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    Ahhh... memories..........

    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    .....Enjoy re-living the memories.
    Thanks Dread...

    Some of my 35mm slides are around 40+ years old, and many more in the 20+ age group, so will be interesting to see how the scans turn out.

    Most of 'em were shot on Anscochrome and Agfachrome. Kodachrome was always too slow? (as I recall).

    Cheers

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    I hate to bear bad news but a lot of the agfa I scan is really degraded. Even 10 yo stuff. Most of the Kodachrome has survived pretty well as a rule of thumb.

    Don't let me concern you too much, I'm sure you'll get lots of great memories out of it and even recover a lot from the damaged stuff.

    Because of the degradation, you may find you do better than a professional service. You'll put more time into the personalised tweaking of each shot (that will be required) because you're not concerned about a profit motive.
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    Not to mention photoshop can fix degraded photos nowadays. Granted its more time, but im really just trying to keep as many of you old retired guys off the street as possible.



    Well, aslong as you aren't taking 2 lanes, and doing 20under the limit, i guess i wont mind. But most retirees around here do either or both

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    Here's an example of old Agfa, basically straight out of scanner. Thats my dad and elder brother btw. As you can see some curves will improve it but you can't replace missing data.
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    Ice is nice? Or not.

    Roughly how old is that Agfa scan Dread?


    Also, I'm led to believe that Digital ICE doesn't work with Kodachrome slides, because its silver halide component (allegedly) upsets the IR scan which "sees" the dust etc but which can't see through the silver halide? Apparently Kodak slides are the only brand thus affected?

    Cheers

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    That ones 40 yo. As I said though I've done a bunch of 10yo (or younger) Agfa that had orrible colour shifts, their processing was really variable - like bad chemical quality control or really poor washing.

    With a cheap scanner (sub $1000) don't expect digital ice to be practical. It really slows the process down.

    You're better blowing/brushing the slides clean then scanning with no computerised dust reduction, just do a manual clone in photochop or the corel equivalent afterwards to remove the worst dust.

    The cheap dust reduction methods stuff up fine detail like eyes. And you don't discover the problem till you've scanned heaps then you've got to find the affected slide, rescan etc. Easier to do it manually and keep control.
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    Heres some 47 yo kodachrome by comparison. Admittedly this is a good sample and the Agfa was a poor sample but I've never seen Agfa survive like this and I often get Kodachrome similar to this.

    Edit. Hey in trawling through my parents old slides to find this photo I got hooked and had to keep view a few more. Scanning your old shots really is well worth doing and you should have heaps of fun doing it. They're so much more accessible you'll look at them more often. You can tweak your exposures to improve the shots which is something you couldn't have easily done in the pre digital days.
    Last edited by Dread Pirate Roberts; 04-18-2009 at 03:58 AM.
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    http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/scanrex.htm

    I found this for you old geezers.

    I always take his advice with a grain of salt though. Iunno might be a useful read for some.

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