WATCH: Scan film even without a scanner with this DIY technique

Film Scanner DSLR

Having the capability of scanning film on your own can save you a lot of money in the long run. Unfortunately, not everyone has the dough to buy expensive scanners or even Nikon’s ES-2 film scanner adapter. The cheap ones, on the other hand, don’t really give you the quality most of us want. So what do you do?

You pick up your DSLR and a coffee cup. Yep, you read that right. In this old but gold video from DigitalRev, their former presenter Kai Wong shows how you can use a DSLR and a coffee cup from the local shop to scan film right in you house.

Of course results will definitely vary considering the DSLR and the settings you’d use, as well as the lighting. But imagine how much you could save in a year with this D-I-Y trick. I reckon that would be enough to purchase a few bricks of film or even a camera.

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Watch the video below and find out how you can scan film with a DSLR.

Sadly, I already sold all my digital cameras to focus on film photography (not that I’m regretting that) so I won’t be able to test it out myself. But I’m sure I have a few friends out there who have. Maybe we’ll give this a try soon and show you the results too.

Have you tried this out?  Show us your DSLR scanned photos on the comments below.

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