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Offline les_looking

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 14:37 BST (UK) »
this is a tip i found elsewhere and was given by Guy

If you wish to photograph microfiche using a microfiche viewer the best way is to remove the screen of the viewer and project the image onto a white wall/door/screen and photograph that.
This avoids the pattern made by the microfiche bulb.


otherwise i would think you would need a decent macro lense on your camera,
maybe worth experimenting at home first taking photos of your scanner bed with the light on?

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 14:57 BST (UK) »
Cheers Les for the tip, i am sure it might help others looking to do the same as my self.
Does any one know how & where to get microfiche printed on to paper or CD cheaply?
I have some and as my reader has blown up( I don't want another one either ) i was wondering if there is a cheap way round my problem?
Migky  ;)

But can't see my local library letting me play about with there viewer.  :o

Thanks for your input and am sure it will help others trying to the same sort of thing as me.

Migky  ;)

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:06 BST (UK) »
It is possible to convert fiche to CD.  No idea of the cost, sorry! but google 'microfiche conversion' or similar and you'll find various companies who do it.
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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:14 BST (UK) »
Cheers, will do & thanks.
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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:28 BST (UK) »
My OH had some microfiche that he bought from Cheshire archives.  He didn't have a microfiche reader, so just scanned them into his PC and then enlarged them, so he could read them.    When he'd found the records he was interested in, he just copied and saved them.  It all seemed to work OK.

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:45 BST (UK) »
Ta Lizzie, will give that one a go right now, but only have a cheapo scanner and about time i got a new one.
Funny these microfiche i have are for Cheshire and some military ones.

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #15 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:46 BST (UK) »
Depends what you're scanning as to whether that works, Lizzie. If the fiche are e.g. FHS-type indexes (typed), it should be OK. Parish register fiche though are a nightmare, even if you have a scanner that does slides - the magnification just isn't up to it  ::) (I bought one specially for the purpose and it wasn't up to the job  :'( )

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #16 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 16:51 BST (UK) »
Just tried it and mine scanner not up to the job  :(
Twas worth a bash.

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Re: Microfiche printed out cheap?
« Reply #17 on: Tuesday 20 April 10 17:12 BST (UK) »
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but only have a cheapo scanner and about time i got a new one.

Good luck.  At least you know you'll get a lot of use from a scanner, unlike a microfiche reader.

Lizzie