Digitizing 35mm slides using a DSLR Camera and a Milk Carton

 

During my last trip back to the States, I discovered an old box of 35mm slides in Mom's attic and found myself contemplating how best to digitize them. There are a number of options that require additional gear, but armed with my new Canon Rebel T3i DSLR camera, a used milk carton, and some Busan sunshine, I was able to get pretty decent digital versions of the old slides. 

I simply cut a square slightly bigger than the photo portion of the slide at the bottom of the milk container, gently taped the slide on and...

 

held it directly into the late afternoon Busan sky and clicked.


After a bit of photo cropping, I wound up with photos that looked like these below. 

 

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Fantastic.

Fantastic.

Slides to digital photos

Wow!  After meeting you in Tappedin for two minutes yesterday, I found your webpage.  This was such a great idea.  I too have old slides that I need digitized or risk the chance of losing forever.