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In article <p79nld$31d$1@gioia.aioe.org>, Ken Hart<kwhart1@frontier.com> wrote:

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> I've "scanned" old B&W old size negs by putting them on a lightbox and 
> photographing them with a close-up lens. The results were satisfactory.

if it was done properly, it would have been more than satisfactory. 

> If you were to sandwich the negs between two pieces of glass, put a 
> large white paper a couple feet away and light the paper, it might work. 
> Certainly cheap enough to give it a try.

except for the reflections off the glass.

> Doing that with color negs would be trickier, as you would have to get 
> rid of the orange mask along with doing the reversal.

computers can do that without any effort at all.