35mm Slide Restoration

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I am now approaching my slide archives in a  somewhat more disciplined way. I first starting using slide film in 1970, and chose Agfa CT 18. Mot exactly sure why, but I enjoyed the colours and it was widely available. Films were sent back to Agfa and returned in tough, orange plastic boxes, properly mounted in plastic. I had inherited …

Scanning Old Photographs

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I have archives going back to when i started with photography, the 1960s. The first 35mm camera I could afford was a Prinz Mastermatic III, a re-branded Halina Paulette, purchased in 1969 just before I started at the university of Leeds. Here’s a 1973 advert – and note the difference in price with a Spotmatic, then one of ‘the’ cameras …