Slide Projector / Carousel Compatibility?
I've got a question about compatibility between projectors and carousels...like are there compatibility issues?
Do all carousels work on all slide projectors...was this something that was standardized? I have access to my parents' Kodak projector, but I remember seeing a lot of non-Kodak (i.e. non-yellow) carousel boxes at my wifes' grandparents' house. What's my chances of just having them work? Or do I need to find out the manufacturer of the carousels and find a projector what will work with them?
Any help is appreciated.
Try out a stack loader if you can find one.
Kodak also made a stack loader for the Carousels. I bought one shortly after getting my projector. They have the advantage of not having to buy carousel after carousel, which was expensive. The disadvantage was you could not reverse the slides. I then bought a couple of Logan metal boxes which held about 1000 slides or some such number, and you had to take out about 30 slides and hand load them into the stack loader. If I bought carousels, I would have a pile of about 15 of them. The Logan boxes are about the size of a shoe box. If you can find one on ebay, pick one up. I think Logan boxes are still made. Ric.