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This is just a quick review of my experience with the Wolverine F2D slide scanner.
I have a zillion slides back in the 1990’s that I never look at because well they are slides. So I purchased the Wolverine F2D slide Scanner.
Overall, I am satisfied, but not blown away by the quality. Speed wise I got it down so I could scan about 1 slide in about 10-15 seconds. (includes pulling from carousel, loading, scanning, and placing back in carousel). Then I still needed to offload the images into my computer workflow.
There is something romantic with an old time slide projector, but that is besides the point.
20 Years ago I was in Hong Kong so I scanned about 176 slides.
Here are a couple of images that are scanned. The advantage of digital I could clean up a lot of the exposore etc, but the initial quality of the camera/shot is far less than my standards now.
Example 1: Scanned:
Picture of projection of slide on wall. It looked a lot better on the wall, so this is NOT an apples to apples comparison. In other words I am not sure why I am even showing it but here you go. Lots of artifacts from the projection itself.
On this one I felt it was over exposed on the scan.
Picture taken of slide on wall. Again not a very good example.
It will be really nice to digitize my slides, it will take a fair bit of time to go through all of good (and maybe rejects).
What I think I might do is do an experiment of sending my slides away to be processed to be a better comparison before I spend the time scanning them myself.
What are other’s people’s experience? suggestions?