Converting those slides or negs? Do you need one of these…?

By | March 8, 2009

I was sorting through my collection on online photos and digi-cams (and I’m already on the fifith!)… when I found this sorry bag of old negatives. I had almost forgotten about all those old 35mm pictures that I took.

I’m so glad that I switched to digi-cam but I’m sad that I have all these old slides and negs, and I don’t know what to do with them. I thought to myself: I need a scanner but what kind of device would work best? I already had my eye on an Espon Scanner with an inbuilt neg/slide scanner but it seems unnecessarily large and expensive for a device that I will probably only use once.


Turns out that’s sale may actually have the right device for me at a price that is quite stunning! The device is called the Ion 35mm Photo Negative and Slide Converter to PC. Living in country like Taiwan, where most photographs have been taken since 2000, there’s very little in the legacy category for 35mm cameras!

SLIDES 2 PC is a high-resolution, five-mega pixel scanner with a high-quality four-glass optic element. This outstanding attention to quality ensures that you can capture all of the color and detail in each one of your slides or negatives. Fixed-focus range, automatic exposure and color balance guarantee that your memories are captured optimally with accurate color conversion and perfect imaging.

There is also a similar device called “Slides to SD” but I can’t find any information on pricing or availability. The only problem is: can I persuade them to deliver to Taiwan?