© 2009 Jacco


There’s a story to this one. It’s a slide from the late 80s, early 90s probably. It has been sitting among all its friends from the same period for a long, long time.

Until this week. Every now and then, I stop by at the second hand store in town to have a look at their box of film cameras. Nothing special this time, no Agfa Clack, no Polaroid 600 camera, nothing interesting. Then I looked up and saw a slide projector with 4 empty slide magazines taped to it. Only EUR 5. It’s a risk, even if the sign says “tested”, but for 5 Euros, I took the risk (in the worst case I would have ended up with 4 empty slide magazines, 1.25 per magazine). It was the best buy of the week! Now I have my own slide projector, I don’t have to borrow one from friends or family anymore. So (nearing the end of the story), I had a lot of fun projecting all my old slides again. And I thought this one looked good on the projection screen. No doubt it looks different on the computer screen, though…

Equipment: Canon EOS 650
Film: Kodachrome 64

P.S.: The other “buy of the week” is the Mac Mini from which I’m now posting this. Scanner works, Vuescan works, but I will need to look for a proper replacement of Picture Window Pro, or use Parallels or some other virtualisation tool. Suggestions welcome!

So, if the sharpness, colour, etc., seem a bit different than usual: you’re right. I’ll post the same scan edited with PWP later this week, just as a comparison for you and for myself.


  1. Posted March 16, 2009 at 07:23 | #

    Congratz on the bargain! And of course also on the Mac! You finally did it!

    I think the picture looks quite nice. And I can imagine what it would look like on a projection screen. I think the grass will really stand-out in contrast with the leaves!

  2. Posted March 16, 2009 at 11:01 | #

    Geïnteresseerd in een paar gra-ties kleur positief Fuji filmpjes?

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