How to digitize slides
Using an adapter on a digital camera
Adapter with Smartphone
DIY Adapters with a digital camera
- Copy Your Old Slides The Easy Way!
- Duplicating And Scanning Slides – A Refined Tutorial
- Home Made (DIY) Slide Duplicator and Negative Scanner
- DIY: A Cheap and Effective Rig for Digitizing Negatives Using a Smartphone
- DIY Slide Scanner Scanning via DSLR
- Simple Rapid Slide Digitizer
- Scanning slides using a DSLR FAST!
You can use a slide projector, and camera on a tripod and just photograph the projection screen. It is difficult to get high quality this way, but its easy and quick.
Many flatbed scanners come with attachents for scanning slides and negatives, the main downside to using a flatbed scanner to digitize slides is speed. Flatbed sanners are slow. A typical flatbed scanner with a slide attachment: Canon canoscan 5600F
Dedicated slide scanners
These range from less than $100 to well over $1000. Examples:
- Wolverine Simple scanners $100+
- Pacific Image $100 to $1000++
- Ion $100+
- Nikon used to make scanners, but seems to discontinued them, you can still find them on Amazon and Ebay.
There are many of these services ranging from big box stores like Costco, to high end dedicated services. Prices vary widely and start around $0.25 per slide for these services. Examples: