Medium Format Projectors?

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by stark raving, Oct 14, 2005.

  1. stark raving

    stark raving Member

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    Hello, all. I got a Rolleiflex 3.5MX last year as my first "quality" medium format camera - so far have just been shooting B&W in it (and having a blast, BTW!). Since I shoot a lot of landscape/nature color transparency in 35mm, I wanted to give it a go in medium format. Bought up my local store's last rolls of Velvia 50 in 120. Next week, when the Interminable Rains finally cease in the eastern USA, I'll be out shooting fall colors on 6x6.

    The obvious flaw in the plan is I have no way to project this stuff when I get it processed. What are my (hopefully not too expensive) options for medium format projectors for 6x6? I assume I'm looking at pre-owned equipment. Automation and fancy features not a requirement, I just want to get images up on the screen. Brands? Appropriate price levels? Things to watch out for?

    TIA,
    Jonathan
     
  2. PhotoPete

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    I have yet to encounter a cheap MF projector. I do see a lot of enlagers for next to nothing...maybe mount one of them to project on the screen? Adding a carousel might take some doing, though...
     
  3. micek

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    On ebay in Germany they seem to turn up quite regularly...
     
  4. Dan Fromm

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    Bob Monaghan lists a number on his site, look there. Lotsa old ones on ebay.com too, just look.
     
  5. David Brown

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    If you're patient, they might turn up. I got an old surplus (belonged to the Marine Corp) bare bones 6x6 projector for very little several years back.

    (I don't actually remember how much, but knowing me, I'll bet it was less than $100. :rolleyes: )

    It's all manual, one slide at a time, but it is complete and works.

    New ones cost megabucks! :surprised:

    Good luck.
     
  6. Jon Shiu

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    Old projectors are available for $5 or $10 at rummage sales and thrift stores, or on ebay. Replacement bulbs would probably be in the $20 range...