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What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 29, 2006 10:36PM
Someone gave me a screen so I thought I might look for a projector. Are there any models that bulbs and parts are still available? Are there any brands or types to avoid?
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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: davester
Date: January 29, 2006 10:42PM
I'd stick with kodak. How many slides do you have...it might be cheaper to have them digitized at 50 cents a slide and then watch them on your TV or computer screen.
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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: January 29, 2006 10:55PM
Bulbs are still available for projectors, but costs vary widely. Of course you know to never handle the bare bulb with your fingers as the skin oil will cause it to burn out quicker, so if you shop the thrift stores carry a tissue or handkerchief to clean the bulb before you test it, as you never know who's had their hands on it. If you have a choice of projectors and they'll hold them for an hour, run to the library and check the cost of replacement bulbs for them.



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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: January 29, 2006 10:57PM
I probably have 100-200 is all. I saw some links earlier for slide to CD services. I also have an Epson Perfection 1200U that can scan slides, but I don't have the adaptor.
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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 29, 2006 11:04PM
At my old job we had about every Kodak one built and they were all tanks
from the ones that only were used a few times a week to ones that ran in
film chains for hundreds of hours a month. AFAIK they were all pretty much
the same as far as chassis and the rest was features added on such as remotes
different zooms and upper end had the ability to be chained to various
multi-projector systems like the Doves etc ...

Bulbs still available for the most part - ELH the majority used IIRC
which were also used in a good number of pro printing units.





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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: January 29, 2006 11:20PM
Also use the 80 slot trays instead of 120 unless you are all plastic mounts

The majority of problems come when people try to use 120 trays with cardboard mounts

jam city






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Re: What to look for/avoid buying used 35mm slide projector?
Posted by: Harry in MI
Date: January 30, 2006 12:48AM
The last generation of Kodak Eckatagraphics use the EXR lamp, the older ELH is usually more expensive IIRC. The EXR Ekta's have a slide out lamp tray versus the flip the machine over bottom lamphouse of the older ELH machines.

If you have slides to scan then it's a non issue as a scanner is the only realistic option.
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