Scan Job help needed - Old Squamish FA's & other routes


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Trad climber
100% Canadian
Topic Author's Original Post - May 3, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Was visiting with my friend Mark Gandy two days ago. While he was packing for a 5 week trip back East he showed me a bag of 35mm slides and color negative film he has from the dark ages of Squamish climbing.

I told him his options for scanning and he wasn't impressed. Mark is presently time constrained and so am I or I would do it myself.

So I said I would place a call-out on ST looking for a talented Squamish local whom is equipped with a high quality scanning rig, photo editing software and a bit of free time to help release some high quality historic imagery to the public domain.

Shots of Hamish F. on the Genus Loci first ascent and Pan Wall goodies are among the epics emulsified for posterity.

Looked like less that 200 slides and negatives need doing.

Who is up for it ? Know anyone local? Please pass along the message and or PM me.


Mountain climber
The Deep Woods
May 3, 2013 - 11:30pm PT
I rented a high-end scanner from Beau Photo, bought two cans of compressed air to blow the dust off, and scanned 800 slides in 10 hours, just over one a minute.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 4, 2013 - 01:06am PT
if you can't figure out any local option I'd be happy to do it...

Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED with a slide feeder, also negative feeder
4000 dpi max (usually do a preview scan at 2000 dpi and then select the best for higher resolution)

lots of experience....

no charge...

Trad climber
100% Canadian
Topic Author's Reply - May 15, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Mark is back in 3 weeks, and I will pass along these ideas to him. Thanks Dru and Ed. Maybe I will have more time myself by then as well.

Dru - compressed air cans also eject fluid and particulate matter - I wouldn't use them. Already made a mess of one of my camera sensors doing that.

Yes thats right Beau Photo has the Nikon Super Coolscan 4000ED for rental. Ed you are fortunate to own one of those beauties.

May 15, 2013 - 04:09pm PT
Can't wait to hopefully see some of these slides sometime Bruce!
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