I have hundreds of old medium format slides from the early 1960's, that I shot using my Rolleiflex camera. Many are very precious, & in some cases, historical, as to locations, etc. I ended up building the stage set-up shown, & along with my current digital  camera, a Sony DSC H-7, was able to copy the original slides, using a tripod, & the camera set in macro mode. Fortunately I am able to edit every slide on my "Mac" computer, without using photoshop. I am extremely satisfied with this procedure, as many of the color slides were rapidly deteriorating. I don't know how other computers compare as far as iphoto editing goes, but I'm so very happy with the results.
Hope my diagram is pretty much self-explanatory to all.

I was going to build something like this till I found a copy stand called ShotCopy which was already assembled and ready to go.
I too have load of slides and have tried digitising them with my scanner, but was never that fond of the result. I got the photography bug from my dad and I remember him making a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_Robinson" rel="nofollow">Heath Robinson</a> style&nbsp; contraption to photograph slides to film to produce print (pre-digital!) Your instructable has inspired me to make a new version of this with the addition of a slide feeder mechanism.
Love your illustration, reminds me of the &quot;how-to&quot; books my grandfather has/had.
I also enjoy the way you presented this Instructable. Nice!
do you have photos of the results?
Many beautiful shots. You can view my photos on facebook. I try to upload some here, but not sure that I know how. These were originally taken in 1962. New Mexico.
awesome, thanks for sharing!<br />you should add some photos into the body of this Instructable!
beautiful drawing!
Thank you... I tried to photograph my set up, but I could not convey my message that way. As a result, I resorted to my best way of communication...... draw it. I think an artist's illustration, can sometimes replace a thousand words.
Looks like a nice, simple approach.&nbsp; What is the process for changing slides?&nbsp; How long does it take?<br>
This is done manually..... Yes, it is very time consuming. but the results are well worth it, since you are in control.
love the style of this 'able

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