|Opteka HD2 Slide Copier for Nikon D90 D80 D70s D70 D60 D50 D40x D40 D700 D300 D200 D100
|List Price: $99.95
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The Opteka High Definition Digital Duplicator screws into the filter thread of the lens adapter or existing lens. This means it can be connected to almost all digital cameras. The built-in high definition close-up optics allow you to transfer slides into digital cameras easily with no lose in quality. You will actually enhance you pictures!
- Built-in high definition2 close-up optics allow you to transfer slides into digital cameras easily with no loss in quality, and it will actually enhance your pictures!
- Very easy to attach and use with any 67mm or 52mm threaded lens
- High Definition2 - 2 times the resolution of standard high definition copiers
- Digital multi-coating greatly reduces the appearance of lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections
- Made in Japan, 10 Year Warranty
- Very good and cheap
Very good and cheap
I had to backup about 6000 Slides and this is a very good way of doing it.
Easy to use and you have to put it in the lens, I have a 50 mm and I had no problem in doing it.
Nice and cheap. ...more info
- Works great
Using my Nikon D40 I found that it takes a few try's to find the best settings to copy slides. Then you still have to crop the image. But it's a labor of love and the photos are coming out great. Best for the money....more info
- Opteka Slide Copier
The Opteka slide copier(digital duplicator) is a useful piece of equipment at a reasonable price. Have only started to use it, but it seems to perform the function for which it is intended without any problem. I am using it with a Nikon D40 camera with 18mm to 55mm lens. i use the daylight sky (through a window) as a light source and have had good results.
If you are looking to convert a lot of color slides to digital, this is a simple and inexpensive way to go. ...more info
- OPTEKA SLIDE COPIER FOR NIKON
SLIDE COPIER FOR NIKON D70 D100 D2H D1H D1X SLR HIDEF
Excellent product. Works like a charm. Order handled expeditiously and correctly....more info
- It works OK
The adapter seemed to be what you would expect for the price. I am concerned that the plastic threads to mount to lens may wear out after a few usages. It does take a bit of experimentation to get good results. Once the adapter is set, you may want to put some tape on it to keep it from rotating. I copied a box of 601 slides in about 4 hours, my first try, and in reviewing them, to get good results, you will need to make individual adjustments on each slide. ...more info
- slide copier
This item was as discribed and the shipping was very fast. The slide copier works much better then my scanner....more info
- A great way to convert slides
There are a lot of different ways to convert slides into images. And almost all of the cheap ones are flawed in one way or another. We initially used a a $100 scanner. It worked OK, but the software was atrocious. There was no way to adjust the exposure, and the highlights kept getting blown out.
We settled on the Opteka because it lets us use our D90's hardware to get all the details right. My only frustration is that you need to have a lens with a 52mm thread in order to attach it. Most of the Nikon Kit Zooms are 52mm, so you probably already have one. My 18-200 zoom was to big to attach. You will want to be able to zoom past 55mm or else you will need to crop the edges of the image.
The other gotcha is that you need good lighting in order to get sharp images. If you are making your copies at night, I found the best way is to point it at a mirror and use your camera's flash (or better yet one of Nikon's add on flashes).
If you already have a Nikon digital camera (DX) and the right lens, this approach will let you get superior results at a low price. Better still, you can use the software you already know and enjoy which is a huge benefit if you are doing a lot of slides....more info
- Quick and Simple
This product is great. I received it from 47th Street photo in a few days. I have a dedicated slide scanner(Minolta DiMage Scan Dual 4). The Minolta works great but would have taken ages since I have a few thousand images to scan. I used the Opteka with a Nikon D70 (I didn't want to wear down the shutter on my D300) and a 50mm 1.8 prime lens. The filter thread size on this lens is 52mm like the Opteka. At f9 it works great. It works best with daylight, but do not point it directly towards a bright sun because the image will look very grainy. Possibly due to the matte translucent backing on the unit. The image fills about 70% of the screen. I ordered a 62-52mm stepdown ring to use it with my 60mm 2.8 Nikor Macro, it did a better job of filling the screen and picture quality was a little sharper. I'm pretty happy with the speed that I'm able to do this and the color is great. NEF should give you even more control of the results....more info
- Opteka HD2 Slide Copier/Nikon
Nice! I was looking for an inexpensive way to copy some slides and I found this. I did not want to buy a slide scanner as this was going to be a one time job and I just purchased a scanner. This is perfect! I have hundreds of slides to do and although this will be much more time consuming then a scanner, I love taking photos, and I've got time! The color is stunning and the picture quality is great(depending on the quality of the origional) A professional wanted to charge me a dollar a slide. If you have the time, then this is the way to go....more info
- Excellent product
I looked around at many options to digitize my family's old slides, and I came across this product. Most all reviews said this was a great alternative to other higher priced units, and I could not agree more. USING YOUR OWN HIGH QUALITY CAMERA WILL GIVE YOU MUCH BETTER RESULTS THAN STAND ALONE CONVERSION UNITS!
If you are looking at this product right now, just get it, you will not be disappointed....more info
- I suppose OK
Very hard to find adapters that would fit my 18-200 lenses (Nikon and Tameron and using it on the 18-55 did not produce the expected result (think black frame around the slides). Expected a better made product...more info
- Works well
It takes a bit of experimentation to get the images to be "vignette free", but overall this is a nice low tech / high tech solution. Contrary to the technical details description, this product is made in China, not Japan. ...more info
- Good Inexpensive Slide Copier
This is a good slide copier for the money. You will get better results if you want to pony up a few hundred dollars for a professional side and negative scanner. I found it a bit laborious to insert each slide, then refocus my camera for each one. I wouldn't want to tackle the job of copying a few hundred slides with it, but if you have a couple of dozen at a time to copy, then it will work fine. I thought the overall quality of the copies wasn't bad. I used a Nikon D40X with the 18-55mm lens....more info
- What you need to avoid having to scan your slide photos!
The only reason I don't give five stars to this product is that it should include the option on purchase of picking out the ring size you need for your lens. Or the right step up or step down rings.
As it is now, I had to get a separate set of step down rings to be able to use it....more info
- There are some problems
The Opteka HD2 Slide duplicator has two problems.
1. Some old paper mounted Kodak slides are slightly too large and must be forced into the slide slot. Pliars must be used to remove them.
2. The slide is not in correct alignment and cannot be pushed down far enough to fill the viewfinder, leaving a black band across the bottom of the frame. Thus one must either zoom in slightly to fill the frame thereby loosing part of the picture, or crop out the black bar afterwards using a photo editor.
If I bought another slide copier, it would be the model with the movable slide receiver. ...more info
- Great product and service
This item is a great help in copying old slides. I had slides I no longer viewed because of the difficulty. Now I can view them on the computer and TV....more info
- Worked Very Well
This item worked very well with a Nikon d40. We were able to digitize a bunch of old slides and ran into very few problems. Pictures were sharp and clear, just make sure you have a very strong light to use behind it (table lamps don't work very well.) It's a little cheap-looking and feeling, but other than that it gets the job done. ...more info