6x7 projector

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  1. mtjade2007

    mtjade2007 Member

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    Has anyone ever tried to make a 6x7 projector? Any suggestions? I have a Rollie 6x6 projector. I am wondering if it can be stretched from 6x6 to 6x7. Well, 6x6 slides are stunning good. But I shoot mostly 6x7 now. Are 6x7 slide mounts available?
     
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    I have been using Hama Pro-Slide AV 6x7 slide frames (article numer 1173) for the last 10 years or so. I am not sure if they are still in production because I don't see them anymore at the usual online dealers. I don't worry because I bought a lifetime supply for myself when they were still widely available.
     
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    I believe hasselblad and Rollei made MF projectors. Unsure if in 6x7. There is a German company, I believe the name starts with a k that makes brand new high quality 6x7 projectors. Prices range from a couple cheap MF SLRs on eBay to brand new camera.
     
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    Slide projector 6x7 manufacturer

    They make them still sometimes one pop's up at ebay

    http://www.goetschmann.de/

    Nice machines but a bit expensive
     
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    Take a 6x7 camera with removable WLF, remove the WLF and put plain glass in instead of the bright screen. Lay the transparency on top of it and put a 6x7 enlarging head on top of that. ;-)
     
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    Mamiya Pro Cabin 6x7 projectors show up occasionally on the big auction site.
     
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    I have a mint Mamiya Pro Cabin 6x7 that hasn't been getting as much use lately (new portra is too good). PM if you're interested.
     
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    I use the Gepe glass 6x7 slide mounts for my favs. Very easy to use. Still available new.
     
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    dpurdy: have you actually tried that? I'd consider getting a busted RB67 and 180/4.5 to do it with but would want to make sure that the additional height of the film above where the focusing screen would normally lie doesn't prevent focusing at a reasonable distance/magnification. Of course, you could do a similar thing at the back of the camera and there's a little more room there, but not so simple as just laying the chrome on a flat surface; there would need to be leaf springs or something to hold the slide in a fixed location. And a normal enlarger head won't be powerful enough, a HID lamp will probably be necessary.

    Wess mounts are still being made by BCA Manufacturing, including with glass (item #IGA067). I emailed them for a price; it was good except for shipping to AU, which was not so much.
     
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    Many thanks to everyone's input. I already have a Rollie 6x6 projector and it works great. It is not a rare one. I assume many people own it too. I am wondering if anyone ever tried to widen it a little to make it 6x7. It's probably very difficult if not impossible. Glad to hear that 6x7 slight mounts are available. I will try to get some first. At least I can view them on a viewing table. At the moment I can't afford to buy one. Thanks for the offer, Arpinum.
     
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    For DIY, I would think converting a 6x7 enlarger would be easiest.
    Instead of single mounts, use matte or carboard to hold a whole strip.
    Then you can just slide them through.

    I would not want to tinker with an expensive 6x6 projector.
     
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    You are right. I should not try to destroy an expensive 6x6 projector. I will continue to scan my 6x7 slides and run a slide show on the computer.