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Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter

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Enables Slide copying with Nikkor 55mm f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor lens and PK-13 Extension Tube.

UPC: 018208032136
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 2.992 x 2.598 x 2.362"

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NikonES-1 Slide Copying Adapter
 
4.6

(based on 40 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (31)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Reliable (24)
  • Durable (22)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Everyday (8)
  • Home (6)
  • Macro photography (6)
  • Landscape photography (3)
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    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (11), Professional (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well with AFS 60mm MicroNikkor

I have used the Nikon ES-1 slide copier with both slides and negatives using the Nikon AFS MicroNikkor 60mm f2.8G ED. The ES-1 slide copier and this 60mm show an area of...Read complete review

I have used the Nikon ES-1 slide copier with both slides and negatives using the Nikon AFS MicroNikkor 60mm f2.8G ED. The ES-1 slide copier and this 60mm show an area of the slide film cardboard opening slightly smaller than a full frame image on my full frame FX Nikon D600. To adapt the 52mm ES-1 slide copier to the 62mm filter size of the 60mm MicroNikkor lens, I used a 62-52mm step down ring. I used the D600 with a SB-800 flash aimed at a blank wall...refrigerator...etc. or just the D600 aimed at a uniform illumination sunlit window (color tint results vary). As others have noted, remember to twist the ES-1 slide copier to get the vertical alignment correct, and try and clean dust off before shooting. I use Live-Vew most of the time with a remote shutter release, and autofocus generally works unless there is a dark slide. As you might expect, Kodachrome yields much sharper images than Ektachrome. I then use Photoshop and start with Image>Adjustments>Levels, then I try the auto correct options, then if there is a tint I try various strengths of photo-filter warm/cool, color balance, and finally shadows/highlights if you did not quite get the right exposure (you can even try in camera HDR if available), etc. And yes, you can copy negatives with a pretty simple technique using a cannibalized old cardboard slide mount. For negatives you need to enlarge the opening of the cardboard slide mount at the sides and top so as to see some of the blank orange areas around the image so you can grab that orange color with the Image>Adjustments>Levels white eyedropper to get rid of the color cast of the negative film base (in Levels, that is the right-hand eyedropper, just click on a blank orange area and suddenly you get rid of orange tint). In order to be able to see this extra blank orange area around a negative, I needed to push the Nikon ES-1 Slide holder out a little bit more distant from lens by using a several conversions rings (in my case, both a 52-58 and then a 58-52 in addition to the above noted 62-52mm conversion ring). After removing the orange tint in Levels, then go to Image>Adjustments>Invert to convert from Negative to Positive, then try the various Image>Adjustments mentioned above. An attached photo shows the negative is somewhat smaller than the total image with this setup as well as the orange area beyond the negative image itself resulting from enlarging the cardboard slide opening, and also the inverted resulting positive image.

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Short of expectations

I bought the adapter and a 60mm 2.8 lens for the purpose of converting a LOT of 35mm slides to digital images. Regardless that the instruction sheet that comes with the adapter says it...Read complete review

I bought the adapter and a 60mm 2.8 lens for the purpose of converting a LOT of 35mm slides to digital images. Regardless that the instruction sheet that comes with the adapter says it will work with 55 or 60mm lens, the slides were not in focus because I didn't also get the extension tubes specified in the instruction sheet.

After ordering and adding the extension tubes the slides were in focus however the view of the slides was cropped and I couldn't see the entire slide. The inability to view and photograph ALL the slide is my disappointment.

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5.0

A great piece of creative simplicity.....

By tony the shooter

from Montana high

About Me Professional

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        Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

        I'm sure that other purchisers of this very simple
        but 'heads above other similar products' will garner
        positive accolades. I use it on both a Nikon D1x
        and a Nikon D200 to make digital slides off a career
        number of professional photographer 35mm color slides
        that I and numerous other pros and film enthusiastes
        have in shoe boxes in their closets. My first tests
        were GLORIOUS and when I did small amount of post
        process with Adobe...man I was elated. Thanks B and H.

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        5.0

        Great for copying slides

        By TomW

        from NE PA

        About Me Casual user

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Macro Photography

          Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

          There is some confusion regarding whether or not the ES-1 will work with the Nikon 40mm f2.8 macro lens. In fact it does. The ES-1 works best with the Nikon 40mm macro and does not require any extensions as it does with the 55mm Nikon macro lens.
          Very well made and finished. All you need is a bright light source to shine behind the ES-1 to illuminate the slide.

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          5.0

          Slide Copier

          By Photographer

          from Hartsdale,NY

          About Me Professional

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Slide Copying

            Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

            Great product, makes slide copying very easy

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            5.0

            Professional quality at a low price

            By Tony

            from Ottawa, Ontario

            About Me Semi-Professional

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Low Cost Solution
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

              I bought this Nikon slide copying adapter to use with my Canon camera. With a 77-55mm adapter it works with my EF 24-105mm lens and an extension tube. Results were excellent.

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              5.0

              Works as intended

              By GaryG45

              from Vernon Hills

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                  I purchased the Slide Copier Adapter for a project I'll be working on later this year. I've performed a few tests with it, and it appears that it will work great.

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                  5.0

                  Works great!

                  By Al

                  from Sykesville, Maryland

                  About Me Semi-Professional

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                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                      It is well made as you would expect from Nikon. I am using it on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens. I made a extension tube out of a 2" PVC pipe. At one end of the PVC tube I glued an old 58mm filter so I could attach it to my lens and at the other end the slide copying adaptor fit perfectly and it works great.
                      My set-up is the same as one of the other reviewers.

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                      4.0

                      Great Low Cost Option for Slides

                      By Pete

                      from HB, NJ

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                            Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                            Using this with a Canon 6D and a 50mm Canon Macro lens but it does require an extension tube (using a 31mm Fotodiox ext tube) to focus. This is a great alternative to a slide scanner. I have a Plustek scanner which obtains greater definition and color but at a hugh cost. This ES-1 results in fast turnaround with each slide and $$ savings. If all you want is the conversion of slides to digitial for viewing and occasional printing to restore old memories, then try this first with an extension tube kit to insure focus.

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                            5.0

                            Quickly converted about 2,000 slides

                            By Roger

                            from Canada

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Reqiured Mcguyering

                            Best Uses

                            • Slides

                            Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                            I used a Nikon D7000 DX body and the Nikon AF-S Micro Nikkor 40mm 1:2.8G Macro lens. As other reviewers have mentioned, the ES-1 screws right onto that lens. I got a great view of the whole slide, plus a little more. The ES-1 offers the ability to zoom the tube in and out to get it just right. I had to user painters tape to secure the tube into place once I was happy. I also created little tape-based guides on each side of the slide opening to ease the insertion of the slide into the holder. I stretched the prongs a little to make insertion/extraction reqiure less force. It was a bit of a McGuyer strategy but worked over thousands of slides. I used an incandescent desk lamp for a light source. Quality was very good. I used the autofocus feature on each slide and checked periodically to make sure the results were consistent. I had to redo a few after viewing them on a PC. Overall, a good simple product. The macro lense makes it straightforward to use.

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                            5.0

                            DSLR Slide Copying with ES-1

                            By Mike

                            from Tualatin, OR

                            About Me Semi-Professional

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                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                I needed to find a way to create quality copies of 35mm slides more quickly than could be done using a film scanner. I use the ES-1 with my Nikon D200 and the Nikon DX 40mm AF-S Macro focus lens. My slide copying stand includes my my Nikon SB-800 speedlight and the SC-28 cable to connect the camera hot shoe to the flash. I also use the Nikon DR-6 right angle viewfinder attachment to make it easier to view the image. The set-up pictured ensures I have a process that produces consistent results. With a Nikon DX camera and the 40mm lens there is no need to use any extension tubes or adapter rings. The ES-1 screws right into the end of the lens. With the set-up I can copy about 90-100 slides per hour including the transfer to my PC and any post processing, such as cropping, that might be required. The 10MP D200 creates a jpeg file that is about 5MB. From this you can make a 300 dpi print up to 12 x 8.5 inches.

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                                5.0

                                dag

                                By dag

                                from nyc

                                About Me Semi-Professional

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home

                                  Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                  it is one of the best

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                                  5.0

                                  This works perfectly!

                                  By Rick & Roscoe

                                  from Lewisville, TX

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                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

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                                      Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                      I purchased this adapter to copy slides and negatives using a Nikon D800E. I use a Micro Nikkor 60 mm f 2.8 lens and a Nikon BR-5 mount adapter ring. It works perfectly. Some people complain that the copy adapter rotates, I use a thick rubber band to hold it in place. Plus the rubber band allows some easy adjustment if needed. I now have a way to digitize all of my slides and negatives. B&H is awesome!

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                                      4.0

                                      Works good once you get it figured out

                                      By Richard

                                      from Scottsdale, Arizona

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

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                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Use
                                      • Hard To Connect For Focus

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Slide And Negative Copy

                                      Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                      Once you connect the right combination of rings, lens and the ES-1 it works well. It's designed for slide copy but it works fairly well with negative strips as well. I use the 55mm Micro-Nikkor but had to insert a BR-2 and BR-3 between the lens and D7100 camera body in order to get the correct distances for focus. No autofocus possible. It's quicker than the larger Nikon copy equipment, but not much quicker. If all you want is to copy slides, this will work well for you.

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple & sweet!

                                      By "the judge"

                                      from South Bend, IN

                                      About Me Semi-Professional

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                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

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                                          Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                          Great success using with my 105mm Micro-Nikkor 2.8 and D800 to copy my father's extensive collection of vintage family slides. A six-inch cardboard tube bridging the ES-1 to the lens, put in a slide, point to a window and daylight, and wah la, a perfect digital image. Downloading the pictures to my Mac Pro and i-photo and the possibilities are endless!

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                                          5.0

                                          It Beats my expensive slide copier!

                                          By RBorud

                                          from St. Paul, MN

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                          • I Would Wish For A Detent
                                          • No Centering Detent

                                          Best Uses

                                          • To Add To Images

                                          Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                          I was lucky enough to already own the 40mm macro. This works near perfectly with this slide copier. You have the choice of a little cropping of the slide or go to the outside of the slide. Useing a crop sensor camera with a 52mm front opening, and as in my case a Nikon 7000 or a 5100 body connected to a nikon flash unit set on a table stand. The camera for automatic flash use, voila, one has a very quick and useful slide digititizer. I have already entered images into shows that I thought were lost forever. The only con: is with this kit you can not crop very much, but the importance of this is covered by shooting very low ISO and croping in post processing. This has been a very good addition to my kit, because I have many years of great shooting with slides and many great images I have totally forgotten about.

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                                          5.0

                                          Excellent

                                          By zensu

                                          from Montgomery, AL

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                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Macro Photography

                                            Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                            Great for slide copying with a macro lens. Simply attach to the filter ring on the front of your lens and you're ready to go. What could be easier.

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                                            5.0

                                            copying slides

                                            By Jake

                                            from Madison, WI

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                                            • Easy To Use

                                            Cons

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                                                Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                                Using this in combination with a Macro/Micro lens is a fast way to copy slides. Using a digital DX format camera and the 40mm Micro lens gives the correct magnification without use of an extension set. The extension set is required when using the 60mm Micro.

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                                                3.0

                                                Great for a full frame camera

                                                By Geoff

                                                from Edmonton, AB

                                                Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                                This slide adapter works great if you have a full frame camera... if you have a crop sensor, you'll need to add a tube between the lens and adapter (which isn't available anywhere).

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                                                5.0

                                                Great results with D7000 and adapters

                                                By Patrick

                                                from Coopersburg, PA

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                                                • Easy To Use

                                                Cons

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                                                  • Everyday use
                                                  • Home

                                                  Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                                  I compared this slide copying adapter to a film scanner. At least for my setup scanning 35mm color slides, I am getting much better results with this adapter than the scanner.

                                                  I'm using a Nikon D7000 and a Nikon Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 lens. The lens is mounted directly on the camera and then connected to a Nikon BR-5 mount adapter ring (62mm to 52mm adapter), two K series extension tubes (K5 and K4, 52mm diam.), and finally to the ES-1 (which has 52mm threads). The extension tubes are necessary due to the crop sensor of the D7000.

                                                  I'm using live view focusing and shooting RAW, and I'm getting amazing results. I couldn't be happier. The images are better than with the film scanner, and the file size (even shooting RAW) is much smaller (about 20 MB vs. 50 MB for the scanned TIFFS). One big advantage of using this adapter with a DSLR is that you can control the exposure very easily, at least in comparison to the scanner that I used. Controlling exposure manually is important for copying underexposed slides.

                                                  If you already have the right camera and lens, this adapter is a very good and economical way to copy old slides.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Works like a charm

                                                  By Tooth doc Don

                                                  from Houston Texas

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                                                  Pros

                                                  • Durable
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Lightweight
                                                  • Reliable

                                                  Cons

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                                                    • 35mm Slide Transfer

                                                    Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                                    Transferred Kodachrome and Ektachrome slides to digital with my D7100 with a combination from a Nikon K extension set before remembering I had a PK 13 extension ring from long ago. Both work equally well and produce results equal to an expensive high resolution scan done previously. Still experimenting with light sources, florescent light box, window light and the white balance settings but over all it's a great instrument.

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                                                    4.0

                                                    Works for me!

                                                    By timbobby

                                                    from Mandeville, LA

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                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Reliable

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday use

                                                      Comments about Nikon ES-1 Slide Copying Adapter:

                                                      Using this item with the Nikon AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G ED Macro, on a Nikon D800, and mounted using the BR-5 adapter ring, I'm able to almost effortlessly shoot slides for viewing on monitors.I use a light box for light, shoot tethered, in RAW, and process in Lightroom 5.I just hold the camera down to the light use auto focus and about an 8.0 stop.Shutter speed is mostly irrelevant. I get just a bit more than full frame Regarding copy quality, this seems to produce plenty of sharpness and detail for enjoying my old slides -- and I have thousands. When I see something that is really worthy, I put it aside for a real scan--one day.4 stars: only for the lack of locking screw in the swivel function. Well made.

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