Tiny Minox negs

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  1. Bubbles

    Bubbles TPF Noob!

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    Hello,
    I am new to this forum and I am not a photoprapher. However I thought someone here may be able to help me. My father recently gave me some negatives from a Minox camera. They are about 35 - 40 years old and each one is only about 1/2cm square. Can anyone advise me as to where I may be able to get these processed and the possible cost. Ideally I would like to get them in a digital form.

    I am in Sydney Australia but will be visiting New York at the end of April for one week only.

    Thanks.
     
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    Hi and welcome to TPF. First of all, are the Minox negatives already developed or do you need developing? If the latter, 30-40 years old negs tend to be pretty much gone, especially if they're color. If you still need to try to develop them, try Film_Rescue, if you're successful then you'll need some GEPE slide mounts for Minox film, available at Frugal Photographer. Once you put them inside a slide mount you can scan them with a dedicated 35mm film scanner.

    Let me know if I can be of any more help.

    Once again, welcome.
     
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    Thanks so much for your reply Mitica100,
    The film is developed and I have the tiny negatives. I am afraid I don't know a lot about photography so I don't know what you mean by a slide mount. From what you said I need to find someone with a 35mm film scanner. Is that something I am likely to find at any reasonable camera store or is it more specialised than that?

    Thanks for you warm welcome too. Appreciate your help.
     
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    Anytime! Glad I could be of help.

    Tell you what... I can scan these for you, I already have the GEPE slide mounts for Minox, provided that you send the old negatives to me. I have a 35mm film scanner, I can save them as JPEGs and either e-mail them to you or even better, put them on a CDrom and mail them to you together with the negatives when in New York.

    Let me know if you want me to help you and I'll do it. I know how difficult is nowadays to find services for Minox cameras and film.

    Regards,

    Dimitri
     
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    Thankyou so much for that offer. I really appreciate it but I won't take you up on it. I am a bit concerned about the safety of the negs in the mail, since they are irreplaceable. I will ask around and see if anyone has a 35ml film scanner.
    Thankyou.
     
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    Fair enough. The only thing you would need would be the GEPE slide mounts, designed to hold the tiny Minox negatives for scanning purposes.

    Good luck with your project and keep us informed of the progress.
     

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