Vuescan has settings for Kodachrome. They have been refined over the years
and now work perfectly. My Kodachrome scans are my favorites.
On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 4:49 PM, John Hudson <OM4T@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Does the Nikon LS 5000 have a specific setting for Kodachrome slides? My
> Nikon 9000 does. Using the 9000 for Kodachromes on any non-Kodachrome
> colour slide setting produces horrible results.
> At 2 minutes 10 seconds per scan, Mr Schnozz will be an old man when his
> slide and negative library has been completely digitized :-)
> On 2018-03-19 6:16 PM, Tina Manley wrote:
>> I have scanned almost 1,000,000 slides and negatives and submitted most of
>> them to stock agencies. As far as I'm concerned, there is nothing better
>> than the Nikon LS 5000 with the SF210 bulk loader. You can load about 50
>> slides in the bulk loader, as long as they have the same settings as far
>> film type, exposure, etc, and go off and do something else until they are
>> finished. I use Vuescan as the software. The dust removal in Vuescan is
>> very good.
>> I've got a Besseler slide duplicator and have tried doing the in-camera
>> dupes with both my Canon and my Leica cameras. It's convenient for one
>> slide that you have to have in a hurry; otherwise, you have to sit there
>> feeding the slides into the holder and taking the photos. You cannot go
>> off and expect the slides to dupe themselves! And then you have to remove
>> the dust and scratches in LR!
>> You can find the LS5000 and the SF210 on EBay at bargain prices. I would
>> not even think about any other method.
>> Hope this helps.
>> On Mon, Mar 19, 2018 at 1:37 PM, Ken Norton <ken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Unlike that toy store that has four feet to the sky, my business is
>>> actually profitable. It may not be very much (and it isn't very much),
>>> but it is profitable. The net profit is measured in Hamiltons, but at
>>> least it is measurable.
>>> One reason? Stock photography is finally starting to pay off again.
>>> While it has always been a numbers game, I think that it is even more
>>> so now than ever before. You can't stick one or two outstanding images
>>> up there and get sales. You have to stick one or two HUNDRED images up
>>> there with the one or two outstanding ones hidden in there somewhere.
>>> The sold images will always be the same ones, but you have to pad them
>>> with a lot of similars and other stuff to push the other people's
>>> images to the side.
>>> It was a lot different when stock libraries were curated. When the
>>> entire library was measured in thousands of images, not hundreds of
>>> millions of images. Now you just have to have 20 images of the exact
>>> same thing just so one of the images is seen. It's frustrating on one
>>> hand, but liberating on the other. The hardest part (which I struggle
>>> with) is the keywording.
>>> Anyway, back to the subject...
>>> I've finally reached the point where it makes financial sense to go
>>> back through the file cabinet and scan the library. I've only done
>>> selects, not the entire thing. Seriously, there has to be a better way
>>> than burning the poor Nikon scanner up. But, it works and I can do
>>> other stuff while the scanner is chugging away. At the moment, I'm
>>> down to 2:10 per scan. I don't have to do anything other than dust the
>>> slide off, shove it in the slot and pull it out just over two minutes
>>> later. Vuescan is set up where I don't even have to press any buttons.
>>> All I have to do is import the folder (and/or resync) in Lightroom.
>>> I'm thinking about using the 6D for scanning. That might work pretty
>>> well, but then I would spend the same amount of time spotting the
>>> images of dust. But that is a trade-off that may be just fine as I
>>> have to do some spotting anyway. Vuescan does have the advantage of
>>> auto correcting exposure at time of scan. It does a preview where it
>>> determines the max exposure to apply, gets the focus point and then
>>> performs the 4000dpi scan. The dust spotting algorithm in Vuescan is
>>> finally good enough that it even does an acceptable job on
>>> Kodachromes. (Darker scans that need more exposure will take longer to
>>> It has taken a LONG time to get my Vuescan/Lightroom workflow under
>>> control, but it now works very well. There is a part of me that says
>>> to go ahead and buy a Nikon 5000 with the stacker and sell it after I
>>> melt the library down. I'd probably continue to keep the V-ED or sell
>>> it and keep the 5000 so I can run entire rolls non-stop.
>>> So, the question is this: Do I get a 5000 to scan the library? Or do I
>>> get a slide duplication fixture and a macro lens for the Canon? Or do
>>> I go an entirely different direction? All said and done, I've got
>>> about 30,000 slides that need scanning, not including the thousands of
>>> AG Schnozz
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