Tuesday, April 6, 2021


       I've finally made a decision on what I'm doing with my slides. 

       In the 60's and 70's and more the 35 mm camera was the best technology at the time. 

       So in 1963 I bought my first camera a 35 mm. I forget the model but it as the low end and was all automatic. As I said it's the first camera I owned. To say the least I didn't know anything about photography

     1963 was the year I left for the arctic and I sensed that I should have more than a decent camera.

      At that time , having to pay for film and development one was careful about how many photos you took.

    My photos have been sitting in trays for about 40 years. I haven't looked at them.

    Then I married the Micro Manager and she had a better 35 mm camera. 

     Between the two of us we have quite a few slides. 

     I sold my 35 mm to one of the Inuit.

    I've been dithering more than two years on how to change my slides to digital. I've looked into things and tried things. All the things I tried were terrible and were not satisfactory.  I didn't want to buy a scanner and find out results were poor. I had tried a scanner about 7 years ago and the results were terrible because of the operating system I was using.

     What did I find out that worked. I use the projector and take a photo of the image on the wall. It turns out to be just about the same quality as the original slide.

    So here we go! Wish me luck!