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Who needs slide mounts?

Postby Steffen on Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:57 pm

I have started digitising my slides using a D7000/55 Micro/ES-1 setup and a studio strobe + softbox for illumination. I'm really happy with the results (much better than I had hoped) and will most likely discard the slides once digitised.

Now, parting with old slides that I have now on file is one thing, throwing out 1-2 thousand slide mounts is another. These babies used to cost a fair bit. I only used GePe mounts and mostly the thick double-glazed anti-Newton ones, because my Rollei Twin projector liked those best. I'm not sure I can bring myself to just throw them away, even though they have no practical use for me anymore.

Hence my question, does anyone have a use for them, for whatever purpose? Please let me know soon because they're taking up a fair bit of space and I need to get rid of them. I also have plenty of 50-slot magazines to go with them.

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Re: Who needs slide mounts?

Postby aim54x on Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:28 pm

I would recommend keeping the slides for archive purposes...an extra line of defence
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Re: Who needs slide mounts?

Postby Steffen on Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:34 pm

I know what you mean, Cameron, but I need to free up the space. I'll take really good care of the files, incl multiple Aperture vaults and off-site backup at my parents' place.

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Re: Who needs slide mounts?

Postby gstark on Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:05 am

Steffen,

What about donating the images to a local museum?
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Re: Who needs slide mounts?

Postby aim54x on Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:48 am

Gary's suggestion works well for me as well!
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