Cinema quality light, bright as daylight
96+ CRI / 99+TLCI for high color accuracy
4x5.5 inch illumination area
Compatible with panorama formats
3-stage brightness control toggle (25%,50%,100%)
Handmade bamboo and CNC aluminum construction
Long power cable with 3-stage brightness switch
Foldable copy stand's telescopic center column allows for quick cropping and focusing between 12 and 28 inches
Quick release pin for easy mounting of your camera
Camera pitch angle knob to adjust flatness
Suitable for professional camera+lens setups up to 7 lbs
Foldable design for easy and convenient transportation
The SKIER brand is well-known for high quality camera scanning equipment made in Taiwan. Skier's Sunray line of camera scanning equipment is made with ease-of-use in mind and is the perfect starting point for exceptional quality film scanning at home.
CineStill is excited to offer you this incredible starter bundle at an amazing price! This bundle allows precise, high quality scanning from the comfort of your home using Skier's Sunray Box III Panorama LED Lightbox and CS700 Foldable Copy Stand.
- CS700 Foldable Copy Stand
- Sunray Box III Panorama LED Lightbox
- 135 film holder for 35mm, XPan film and slide mounts
- 120 film holder for 6x6-6x12cm film and medium format slide mounts (available ONLY in "135+120" or "135+120+4x5" product variant)
- 4x5 film holder for large format negatives and transparencies (available ONLY in "135+120+4x5" product variant)
- Microfiber anti-static gloves x 2 pairs
- Dust blower bulb
Sunray Box III Panorama LED Lightbox
To begin camera scanning, it’s essential to have a great light source. The Skier Sunray Box III Panorama LED Lightbox is the perfect starting point to efficiently scan your film in all its analog glory! With a full spectrum, daylight-strength light source and multi-format film holders, all you need is to mount a digital camera above the illuminated film and you’re ready to go!
This handcrafted bamboo light box features uniform diffusion with a blindingly bright (2800 Lumens) LED light array for faster capture, and a high color rendering index (CRI 96+ / TLCI 99) for accurate color. The ability to toggle between 3 brightness levels allows you to view and capture your film in any environment. The brilliant illumination allows you to set your aperture to f/8 - f/11 at faster shutter speeds, which gives you the best resolution with minimum chance of camera shake. Precise and sturdy multi-format film holders, made with 5 axis CNC machines, will hold mounted slides, roll film, or sheet film flat for scanning. Also compatible with most other film holders on the market.
- CRI (Ra) : 96 / TLCI : 99
- Lumens : 2800 lm
- Luminous efficiency : 118 (lm/w)
- Color temperture : 5600K
- Voltage : AC 100-240V 50/60Hz with US plug
- Wattage: 22W
- Dimensions : 9 x 5.7 x 2.5 in
- Weight : 1.5 lbs
CS700 Foldable Copy Stand
The CS700 Foldable Copy Stand is made to firmly hold your digital camera perfectly flat over your light source for scanning your film. The camera pitch angle knob allows for easy adjustment to ensure perfect flatness. The telescopic center column allows users to adjust the height of the camera within a working height range of 12 to 28 inches for the most efficient scans. The quick release plate is able to support camera systems up to 7 lbs. Stabilizing legs fold away for easier storage or transportation in the included carrying case.
Negative Supply film carriers sold separately
mm is suitable for full frame and panorama negative and positive film.
▲ Reverse side of film holder is for 135 slide mounts.
▲ Adjustable 120 mask between 60-120x56mm, for 6x6, 6x7, 6x9, and 6x12
▲ Reverse side of holder is for 6x4.5, 6x6, 6x7 slide mounts.▲ 4x5 inch holder keeps sheet film suspended flat above the light source.
Camera & Lens
Just about any semi-modern interchangeable camera will work great for camera scanning. There are many mirrorless or DSLR options to choose from, with the most convenient offering tethered live view capture to your computer. The Canon T2i is probably the cheapest option out there with tethering and large lens selection, and new cameras like the Sony A7 series are now very affordable with great IQ. High end setups may even use the new full frame Panasonic mirrorless cameras with pixel stitching for insane resolution.
For camera scanning, the one real requirement is that your lens focuses close enough to capture the entire frame, without having to digitally crop. For full frame cameras and capturing 35mm film, the term 1:1 designates a lens that will reproduce the 35mm frame exactly onto the full frame digital sensor. With crop bodies, 1:1 focus even closer. There are also options to use extension tubes for older macro lenses. We have had excellent results with an inexpensive Nikon 55mm macro from the film days or using a simple extension tube to get 1:1 on our full frame bodies. Higher end, yet affordable options include the excellent Sigma 70mm ART Macro. Outside of reproduction factor (1:1), also look out for lenses that are sharp, have good color reproduction, limit internal reflections (modern coatings), and have very little vignetting. Finally, it’s generally best to use your lens stopped down 2-3 stops from wide open, as this gives a good combination between depth of field and brightness.
Software for Negative Conversion
There are a few plugins and standalone programs for converting negatives into positives. Some older and some newer, all of them try to harness the color science based in darkroom paper to various degrees. Many professional scanners have used LaserSoft applications or some proprietary/built-in software to emulate darkroom printing. After all, even a professional lab scanner is simply a digital camera and a light source. The applications below do the same thing for converting negatives captured with you digital camera rather than a digital camera built into a scanner. We recommend choosing the one that best suits your workflow.