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    Looking for something to view my 35mm negatives with

    Hello all I'm looking for something to view my 35mm negatives with. I came across the Gepe Pro Daylight Slide Viewer 1.8x but I'm not sure if its any good. I'm going to start developing my own B&W film and I want to be able to view them to decide which ones I want to take to the local lab to print.

    Any recommendations?

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    A light box, and a loupe magnifier is what most people use to evaluate negs. and slides.
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    Ok so I need both of those. Great thanks for the help.

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    I have a nice 4'x18" light box for sale. I'm in Indiana... 100 miles south of Chicago.
    $70.

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    A slide Viewer is no bad idea. But typically one would have to modify them to push a film trough easily. An alternative would be a illuminated film cutter with attached loupe (Kaiser).

    But as said above, typically a light box and a lose loupe are used.

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    I bought a 24"x16" light box off Ebay for about $30.00 including shipping. It was packed in an oversized box and I think they must have paid close to $30.00 for all the shipping peanuts they used!

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    I use several methods.

    1) Look at contact sheet I made
    2) Look at negatives on light box
    3) Use loupe with one of above
    4) Use a stereo microscope at 10x
    5) scan and view on computer

    I don't have a one best way. I wish I can make an enlarged contact sheet but I don't have that capability in my own darkroom.
    Develop, stop, fix.... wait.... where's my film?

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    What is the idea of using a stereo-microscope?
    Or do you mean binocular-microscope?

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