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An optical device attached to the front of a camera lens for rephotographing a transparency.
- ‘I noticed other slide duplicators for this type of camera seem to have a longer tube than this configuration.’
- ‘Looking at slide copiers it became apparent that the costs were excessive for a single project.’
- ‘The simplest method is to make one exposure of just the moon using a very long lens and another of an interesting landscape, then combine them later in a slide duplicator.’
- ‘There are slide copiers made for 35 mm cameras, usually designed to fit on an adapter ring around the lens.’
- ‘If the filters could be placed between the slide duplicator and the camera, we'd be good to go.’
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