Steph's grandparents (who are in their late 80s) invited the family over to look at slides this past weekend. Her grandfather has a vast collection spanning 60 years, and was finally ready to break them up.<br><br>So we sat, box after box, reliving his life in slides. Pictures of Steph's family at various stages in their lives. Trips, children, schools, graduations, marriages, newborns, birthdays, holidays . . . It was truly a treasured afternoon. Slowly, the slide sets were broken up and distributed among the family memebers. <br><br>We got two boxes of their trip to the 1964 World's Fair. We also took slides of their house being built (and just after completion) in 1958. They lived there until 1998, when they sold the house to a grandchild and her husband. The amazing thing is, the house, when built, was in the middle of nothing. Nothing else around it. Now, 47 years later, it is a thriving neighborhood lush with homes and trees and parks. The slides are amazing. They look as if they were shot yesterday! <br><br>So . . . I'm probably going to be buying a slide scanner in the next few days. I've looked at several models . . .<br><br>Microtek ScanMaker i900 <br><br>-or-<br><br>The Konica Minolta Elite 5400 II<br><br>Both list for around $599.<br><br>
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I believe the young lady was a high school classmate of my brother. She is therefore now in her early '80s.<br><br>My main motive in the post was to show how the old Kodachromes can retain their color - contrasted to some old Agfachrome that became useless after 10-15 years.<br><br>Here's another example . The little girl, my daughter, celebrated her 44th birthday yesterday (and yes, she's even more beautiful now).<br><br><br><br>[color:red]Bibo, ergo sum</font color=red>
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Yes that would be fitting since manufacturers would be aware of static problems.<br>But all that plastic?<br>Hardly an enviro-conscious solution.<br><br>Photoshop fixes all the dust and scratches.<br><br>
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