Camera Rail - Standard
DAM Useful Rail system with Standard Rail
DAM Useful Camera Rail System for turning your camera into a high-quality, high-volume scanner. These are built from vintage Nikon slide duplicator parts and Arca-compatible mounting hardware. They provide a perfectly aligned method for using your DSLR or mirrorless camera and macro lens for camera scanning.
These units are modified in a couple ways: I removed the diffusion glass so that it can produce even, full frame illumination against a light table or other diffuse light source. Additionally, I’ve filed out the corners of the negative stage so that you get a nice black border on negative scans.
Here’s a sample image showing the black border effect. This is not added in Photoshop - it’s actually part of the scan. Note that each device will produce a slightly different black border.
This version is suitable for use with a full frame camera and 60mm lens (or shorter), or an APS-C camera with a 40mm lens (or shorter).
If you wish to use a longer macro lens, purchase the extended rail version.
Not included: Camera, Macro lens, Arca-compatible camera plate. We suggest getting a plate that is dedicated for your particular camera to ensure perfect alignment.
Dedicated Light Kit for this rail system - $200
Camera bag for Rail System and Light kit - $40