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    35mm Slide Projector

    I normally view 35mm slides directly with an old Pana-Vue Bi-lens and consider this the best way to see slides. But it doesn't work for a group. I have an old Leitz projector where the carrier holds two slides, that alternately (and literally) slide into the light path. This is cumbersome for anything more than a few slides.

    I'm looking for something fairly small (not much bigger than the Leitz) but that can hold a stack of slides (at least 38 to get a full roll). My brother has an Kodak Carousel that I have avoided asking him for because it is simply huge. What options would folks recommend?

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    I have 2 projectors, a single one slide at time, from the 50s, pretty good lens, for just few slides it is ok. I also have an Argus that takes a s right tray, a smaller footprint than Kodak, but not much and I dont think it is as sharp as a Kodak, but gets me by, and I more trays than I need. I think you will find 2 issues with brands others than Kodak, trays and bulbs.

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    kodak also made a small version of the carousel, and it has a stack loader available for it.

    there is also a bell and howell slide cube, which uses 'cubes' filled with a stack of slides, but the projector itself is not very small.
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    Go visit the thrift stores! My wife and I like to go thru thrift stores close to friend's vacation home when we stay there for a weekend...have seen MANY slide projectors in the stores. Both Kodak carousel type and the B&H slide cube type, 9" x9" x 8" in size (which is what I have had for over 20 years).
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    Quote Originally Posted by darinwc View Post
    kodak also made a small version of the carousel, and it has a stack loader available for it.

    there is also a bell and howell slide cube, which uses 'cubes' filled with a stack of slides, but the projector itself is not very small.
    Steer clear of the slide cube. There's a critical design flaw: It was engineered for square-cornered paper slides that were common at the time. Rounded corner slides jam. After that, they run hot which will melt your slides if you decide to give a favorite slide an extended view. Sorry not one to speak badly of anything or anyone, but these little cuties are not road worthy.

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    Why not buy another Leica projector? Something like a Pradovit P150?
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    My Kodak is 30 years old, also still going strong. May be large though.

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    The Leica Pradovit is good and expensive but I don't think it's smaller than the Kodak caroussel which works fine and cheap. What makes a good projector? The Kodak transport is quite reliable, the light is bright and quite even. The lens??? You can buy a lot of different lenses for the Kodak. I have lenses from 50mm to 300mm

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    Rollei 35, among others, would seem to satisfy your requirements of being small but able to hold a roll. I have a Kodak Ektagraphic AMT which I am very satisfied with, a Rollei 66 for 6x45 format, and a Cabin for 6x7. All are great projectors.

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    What makes a good projector?

    -) the lens

    -) the lighting system

    -) slide cooling

    -) focusing

    -) the way the span between two slide projections is bridged

    -) variability for different tray systems

    -) fan noise

    -) mechanics noise

    -) exchangability of bulb

    -) exchangability of lenses

    -) exchangability of condensers

    -) steering

    -) interconnectivity

    -) reliability
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