How to Digitise Film Using Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Nikon Owner ‘How To’ Series of Webinars
With Michael Eleftheriades

How to Digitise Film Using Your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera

Wednesday, 14th April 2021

Online Webinar

Time: 10.00 am to 1.00 pm BST (GMT +1)
Duration: 3 hours

Please note that this event will take place as an online webinar.

Nikon Owner London Group coordinator Michael Eleftheriades is pleased to invite you to a repeat of this popular new course.

Do you have large numbers of slides and negatives that you would like to digitise?

Were you always put off by the cost and the time it takes to scan them using a conventional scanner?

Do you already own a Nikon DSLR or Mirrorless camera and a macro lens?

Would you be interested in post-processing them quickly and efficiently?

If you answered yes to any of the above, this is the seminar for you! The aim of this event is to show you how you can digitise your slides, and black & white or colour negatives using your own digital camera more quickly, more efficiently and with quality similar to a high-end scanner.

The ‘How To’ series of events aims to tackle those very important but usually neglected subjects for photographers in a fun and interactive way. Taking place in a classroom format using state-of-the-art web meeting software, attendees are encouraged to take an active part and to ask questions about their issues and any problems.

Attendees will receive a copy of the presentation as a PDF, containing useful notes, diagrams and charts of everything shown during the seminar.

In addition, attendees will receive an online link to the video recording of the presentation so they can watch in their own time.

The webinar will include the following:

  • What makes a good scan
  • What is tonality and dynamic range
  • Resolution & Image Size explained
  • Nikon Optical Scanner comparison
  • Removing dust and lint from the film
  • Using the Nikon ES-1 and ES-2 film digitising adapters
  • Making your own digitising rig
  • Nikon Repro-copy stands vs. using a tripod
  • Using the Essential Film Holder
  • Light panel recommendations
  • Post-processing slides, b&w negatives and colour negatives in Adobe Lightroom Classic and Photoshop
  • Recommended 3rd Party Plug-ins

Limited places are available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.


The cost of the session will be £195 with a special price of £135 if you are a current Nikon Owner standard or special electronic subscriber or £75 if you are a Nikon Owner Platinum, Gold or Diamond subscriber.

To book, please email your full name, your user-name / subscription number (if known), postcode, daytime mobile and landline to Katrin Ruckert at

Only a very limited number of places are available on this webinar, so please book as soon as you are able to in order to avoid disappointment. If you are not currently a Nikon Owner subscriber, would you be kind enough to make a note of this in your email – in order to receive the discount, you will be able to join or re-join Nikon Owner when we contact you to acknowledge your booking registration.

Please note that it is essential that you reply by email rather than by telephone.

Webinar Requirements

A computer, laptop (Mac or Windows), tablet or phone (iOS or Android).

Internet access (Wi-Fi, ethernet connection preferred).

Speakers or headphones to listen to the sound stream.

A webcam or microphone connected to your computer for audio input (optional, if you are using a laptop, tablet or phone, these will be built-in).

Even without sharing your video/audio stream you will still be able to type questions using the chat feature.

You will need to download and install the Zoom application on your computer or laptop, or app on your tablet or phone. Detailed instructions will be sent to all attendees before the event.

About Michael Eleftheriades

A Nikon Owner subscriber since 2002, Michael is an architect and photographer who fuses his particular passion for architecture, virtual reality, computer graphics and photography in the creation of large-scale panoramic imagery. He has exhibited his photographs at three exhibitions in London and lectured on panoramic creation to wide acclaim in the UK, Europe and the United States. When not photographing, Michael directs the efforts of Media Synthesis, a media development and consultancy company established in 1993, and is responsible for virtual reality tours and interactive exhibits at many of the UK’s leading museums, including the Maritime and Natural History Museums. Michael has recently created the virtual tour for Grays of Westminster and has been the Nikon Owner London Group coordinator since 2007.

Cancellation Policy

Please kindly note that a cancellation policy applies and that unfortunately a refund or a credit towards a future event can only be provided when you give us 7 days prior notice of cancelling your place(s).

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