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    There is a rollei 6x6 projector for sale around the corner. I think for about $60.
    I was considering buying it but I was think that a scan and display on a HDTV would probably be just as good, if not better.
    Thoughts?
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    I've got an old one, feed one at a time, dodgy fan, but projects wonderfully. I've used it to rephotograph some transparencies.

    Darin: $60? I wouldn't hesitate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    There is a rollei 6x6 projector for sale around the corner. I think for about $60.
    I was considering buying it but I was think that a scan and display on a HDTV would probably be just as good, if not better.
    Thoughts?
    A really good scan, on a good HDTV, will look nice.

    A projected slide, on a good screen will look better.

    And if you want to project bigger, on a bigger screen, most of the digital projectors really struggle.

    At $60.00, if it is in working condition, BUY IT.

    I have a Rollei P66S projector, that I paid $200.00 CDN for.
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    I have a Rollei P 66 universal I paid £40 about twenty three years ago second hand the quality that it can produce from modern 120 slide films on a 60"X60" screen is amazing.
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    Has anyone ever had the guts to do polarized-3D 6x6 projections??? You might find yourself walking into the screen if you're not careful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    There is a rollei 6x6 projector for sale around the corner. I think for about $60.
    I was considering buying it but I was think that a scan and display on a HDTV would probably be just as good, if not better.
    Thoughts?
    Do you think even a 60" HDTV image with 1920x1000 resolution could ever equal a 60" projected slide?! Digital cameras like the 7D have 5184 pixels but a HDTV only can show 37% of the resolution of a good digital camera!

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    I dunno..
    It's not all about resolution you know.
    If you are projecting slides, I believe color, brightness, and contrast are just as important as resolution.

    Frankly I was not all that impressed with my 35mm slides of Kauai projected.
    But perhaps MF projected would be much better?
    Last edited by darinwc; 06-18-2010 at 11:52 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Medium format slides need to be in glass mounts to stop them "popping from the heat of the projection lamp, and there is also such a large area of film that it needs to be kept flat to ensure the edges of the image are sharp.
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    At $60.00 for a 6X6 projector is a steal. Grab it & someone here would most likely take it off your hands.
    Face it, They are real uncommon.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    I have a Leitz Prado 6x6 projector with manual feed. It cost about $500 on ebay (5 years ago?) and has a superb, very uniform and bright illumination system together with a very good projection lens. It also runs cool using a halogen bulb (the cooling system is supposedly the same as the one in the Hasselblad projector), though the fan is a bit noisy. I don't use glass cover plates and do need to refocus between the center and edges of the image, though the slides don't "pop" very often (effective cooling system?).

    Unfortunately, I use it rarely due to the nuisance of mounting slides and setting the thing up - I tend to look at the transparencies using a light table and loupe. As I get into home developing of E6, I think I will start using it more.

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