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Video by Vincent Versace demonstrating Nikon ES-2

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#1 ericbowles


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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:16 PM

Here is a link to a nice tutorial on using the Nikon ES-2 to scan negatives and slides.
There is a lot of new information here that was not in the manual or other communication. 
Versace goes through a nice little routine on cleaning the lens and negatives so everything is clean and free of dust.  There are several tools included.
Versace demonstrates the use of a Lume Cube as a light source and talks about white balance and other light sources.
Versace provides some settings for the image and creating picture controls to make a RAW file with a custom Picture Control that turns the negative into several types of positives.  He also talks about working with Capture NX-D and loading the Picture Control into the camera.
Versace provides shooting settings - ISO 64, f/8, and shutter speed as needed to correct the exposure.
He demonstrates focusing using Live View.
The video is 26 minutes - and you can speed up slightly if you want.  But overall, it does a nice job of demonstrating the process.

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Posted 18 July 2018 - 02:31 PM

Great stuff!!!! Thanks for the video Eric.



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Posted 18 July 2018 - 10:37 PM

Great thanks Eric.

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