SlideSnap Camera Kit Options

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The following are our recommended lens / camera combinations across the range of manufacturers and body styles, ordered by our preference. Your choice may depend on availability, personal brand preference, resolution requirements, total price and wether you value certain features for use outside of scanning.

We recommend purchasing the associated power supply as well for uninterrupted scanning ( as opposed to cycling and charging batteries).

Before purchasing via the links below, please first try to support your local independent camera retail store.

Nikon Full Frame (FX)

Camera

Nikon D610 | 4400PPI (24MP) 35mm Scans | N3 Shutter Release


Nikon D750 | 4400PPI (24MP) 35mm Scans | N3 Shutter Release

SlideSnap Pro / Strip

( 105mm will result in cropping of 120 on the Strip )


Nikon APS-C (DX)

Camera

More : Nikon d7500 body

Nikon D7500 | 4400PPI (24MP) 35mm Scans | N3 Shutter Release

SlideSnap Pro

SlideSnap Strip


Canon Full Frame (EF)

Camera

Canon 6D MKII | 4600PPI (26MP) 35mm Scans | C1 Shutter Release

SlideSnap Pro / Strip


Canon APS-C (EF-S)

Camera

Canon T8i | 4400PPI 35mm Scans (24MP) | C1 Shutter Release

Alternates: T6i, T7i, SL3

SlideSnap Pro

( Not wide enough for 127 / 120 on the Strip)

Budget Option : 172E Tamron 90 (JP Model)

SlideSnap Strip


Canon Full Frame Mirrorless (RF)

Camera

Canon RP | 4600PPI 35mm Scans (26MP) | C1 Shutter Release

SlideSnap Pro / Strip

( 85mm will require some cropping down for 35mm Slides on the Pro ) ( Purchase an EF lens adapter if you want to get closer with the Canon 100mm Macro or Tamron 90mm )


Canon R | 5000PPI 35mm Scans | C1 Shutter Release


Sony Full Frame Mirrorless (FE)

Camera

Sony A7R III | 6000PPI 35mm Scans (42.4MP) | Sony Multi Shutter Release Cable. ( SnapTether not required. Has USB C for tethering )

SlideSnap Pro / Strip

62mm Filter thread

SlideSnap Strip

( Will need to crop down some for 35mm ) ( 49mm Filter thread)


Extras

Notes

  • Nikon Full Frame Mirrorless (Z) : New system. Two native macro lens options have been announced, a 105mm and a 50mm. Also, an F mount adapter is available for around $200.
  • Canon APS-C Mirrorless (EF-M) : The M50 and M200 lack wired shutter release. Also no good native macro lens options at the time of writing.
  • Sony APS-C Mirrorless (E) : Great cameras, but their diminutive size means attaching a substantial lens results in flexing at the tripod mounting point. Also, our SnapTether dongle will be required if you intend to USB tether.
  • Nikon APS-C (DX) : The D3300 was the last of the 3000 series to support hardwire shutter release. The D3400 and D3500 only have (unsupported) infrared shutter release. 3000 series and 5000 series Nikon bodies can only autofocus AF-S lenses as they do not have a built in autofocus motor.

If you are trying to determine if a camera you already own is compatible, or would like to purchase secondhand, see the camera / lens selection guide.