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    ?better 35 mm projector

    I have an older but good kodak 35 mm projector. In the medium format world I gather from my reading that lenses matter. Are there any 35 mm projectors that are felt to be better than the kodak. Would a rollei 350 do a better job projecting the image because its glass is better? Thanks for any experience. Norm

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    I assume the way the transparency is mounted is of importance too:

    -) flat between glass planes

    -) open but with special optics that have a spherical plane of focus

    -) open but mounted under tension in special mounts to keep the film flat

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    The Rollie 35mm projectors seem to have quite cheap lenses. I know of two types here in UK and none are really what you would call top class. My Rollie burnt out a few years back and I changed it and bought a Leitz projector. The difference is to be honest ASTOUNDING! <My good transparencies I always put between glass and the difference in quality really shows.

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    A Leitz projector is probably the best you could get.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

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    Any problems with a Leitz CA2500, assuming it all works, is that a fine machine? Are any of the brauns worth looking at, since they may be newer. I am leaning towards the leitz but since all my slides are cardboard and plastic mounts I am not sure which lens would work best. Some of the older threads suggested that non glass mounted sides could pose a focus problems for the flat lens. Is the colorplan 1:2.5/90mm a good lens? Any recommendations THanks Norm

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    I learned from selling photographic equipment:

    1. Kodak projectors are not returned back broken.
    2. Kodak projectors do not jamb.
    3. Gravity is dependable.
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    At my work there are 100's of Kodak projectors floating about. In one of our venues, we still have a few clients using slides, and currently I'm relying on an Elmo carousel projector (with a Kodak lens) - it's been in constant service for 20 years and hasn't failed. The Kodaks have not been as awesome as I would like - although the old solid metal ones (SAV2000, etc) are great (but don't have an automatic shutter/dowser like modern ones do, and are thus annoying in a venue context).

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    You can spend extra money for upgraded lenses for the Kodak machines, although if you are using slide mounts without glass, the Kodak curved field lenses are very good.
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    I saw a Hasselblad Projector in hasselblad catalog may be 20 years or more.

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    We are talking about 35mm slides, not medium format. Hasselblad though took over that carousel-system for their MF projectors. That may be confusing at first sight.

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