Equipment Used

I have three items which have been useful whilst doing this project.

7DayShop Slide Scanner

This is a great sub-£100 slide scanner. I also bought some gloves and a duster, plus an extra two plastic guides that you insert the slides into.

I can do 4 slides per plastic guide, although, because it’s a manual scanner, I have to press the ‘Scan’ button once for each slide. Using the three guides, I can scan in batches of 12 images. I then decide whether I should back those up ready for processing, or empty out all of the slides and do another batch of 12. Rinse and repeat!

After a lot of usage, my only main faults with it are that: I can’t find any option to change the default scan type to be a color negative or set the default date. Occasionally, as in it’s only happened twice so far, is that it ‘forgets’ to store the scanned images on the SD card.

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7DayShop Slide Scanner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rotary Slide Scanner

The one that I purchased wasn’t fully working, so this was a donation from my Dad.

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Portable Slide Scanner (Boots 4000TL)

This scanner has a bigger viewing area than the 7DayShop one. It was only £3 from a car boot sale in Rhyl, North Wales.

It’s very empty inside, except for the four large batteries (SP11?) that I will need to replace before I can use it. It also came with a slide inside the box, but I’ve not yet scanned it in.

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Boots 4000TL Viewer
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Boots 4000TL Viewer