Do you still project slides ?

Discussion in 'Leica and Rangefinders' started by didier, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. I am just wondering if I am becoming a kind of luddite ;-), but I (re)discovered the pleasure to watch slides projected on a screen.
    For the past years, I've been looking at my slides with a loupe, scanning most of them and having a few of them analog printed (Cibachrome). But it had been years since I had looked at a screen... (actually about 20 years, in my teens with my father's projector).
    We had the opportunity a few days ago, at my girlfriend's Grandparents (her Grandfather is a lifelong Leica collector and turning 80) : he took his old Aldis slide projector out (even he hadn't done if for 15 years...), and we spent 3 hours looking at my slides... even the non photographers among us had a great time looking at our travel photos and my mountain pictures !
    It was fun to look at the crisp pictures with saturated colors on a large screen. I had forgotten how impressive a good slide can look when projected...
    Didier
     
  2. There is nothing quite like it! I still project my slides and will continue to do so. The vibrancy of the colors is unparalleled.
     
  3. 35mm slides can be impressive when projected; but wait until you see a 6X7 Provia transparency projected on a really large surface. I use a Linhof/Cabin manual projector with a 500 watt lamp. I really need an Imax projector since they are the same format as 6X7 (on 70mm film).
     
  4. A colleague of mine and I keep a projector at work and show each other our recent slide shoots over lunch hour. Since we work in technology, the looks from people as they pass by the darkened conference room gets a lot of attention and humorous remarks. One of the newer guys -- about 24 years old, I think -- didn't know what a (photographic) slide was. That was depressing. (I challenged him to find out what "slide show" in PowerPoint vernacular meant -- then he understood better.)
     
  5. Resolution #1 for 2010
    I will find one of my slide projectors and do a slide show!
    I have not used either slide projector (just a hand held viewer) in over 15 years.
    I thought that I was the only one who remembered slide/film strips!
     
  6. SCL

    SCL

    Yup, but not as often as I should!
     
  7. My projector broke about 10 years ago. I did not replace it. I do shoot E-6 but I do not project them any longer. It's certainly worthwhile to keep it up for those that wish to.
     
  8. Recently, I purchased a Kodak 750 projector for $7 & a screen for $3 & started to review some of my old slides.
     
  9. My local camera club has been pushing hard on digital projection. Several members and me are distinctly unimpressed: image quality is nowhere near what we want, there's too much faffing around getting software to work and the operators are inept, regularly showing us the other delights on their laptops that we really don't want to see.
    The club 'elders' are a little irritated that a die hard core refuse to give up on a projector and tray of slides, but grudgingly agree that these often look better than a digital image. However, a suggestion that the club uses a large flat screen monitor was universally met with derision since it would be much smaller than a projection screen (and would appear tiny from a distance) and didn't need a particularly dark room - the latter being a significant part of a film/slide show. Overall, most members want to see slides but here are fobbed off with, what is at the moment at least, second best . . . .
     
  10. I still use mostly transparency fil but prefer to view the slides with a hand held viewer using daylight for illumination. Much larger image than a computer monitor and can be used anywhere. Good hand held viewera are getting hard to find, even on EBay.
     
  11. Didier, your mountain shots would look fantastic when projected, particularly that one from last year with several climbers clustering near some peak. I have a projector and screen and haven't used it for years. I still might buy a good projector. Storing mounted slides is such a nuisance that I have recently been getting my E6 in rolls and cutting it for archive sleeves. I would need to hand mount my slides from NZ for instance.....Good that you set me thinking again about this strategy of mine. I might regret it.
     
  12. i only shoot slide film. i haven't ever had the urge to go digital. and in fact i just received my brand new leica p300 with colorplan lens from ffordes.com (very helpful and service is great). i upgraded it from my 8 year old leica p150. it makes such a big difference with the improved lighting and the extra 100 watts of illumination.
    i also have a few rolls of black and white film that i'm planning to send into dr5.com to turn into transparencies. if i like the results i'll definately be shooting more black and white film.
    i also have a medium format projector but have only used it once. i'm now thinking that i'll start using my rollei camera to shoot 'superslides' with glassless mounts that can be bought from frugal photographers so i can view square slides on my 35mm leica p300.
    i know of no other way to enjoy photography more than with projection. so many people out there have no idea what they are missing. it's really too bad.
     
  13. I project both 35mm and medium format slides. Viewing the projected 6 x 6 glass-mounted slides is a real treat.
    Jerry
     
  14. Yes. Once and awhile - at my parents house when we are all gathered. I leave my projector in my old room there (I believe it's a Leica Pradovit 250).
    We then break out my father's 16mm home movies he took in the 50's through the 70's on his Revere 16mm camera and project them through a circa. late-40's Keystone Model K-160 16mm projector . Now those are fun to watch!
    I can remember the sounds and the smells of the projector, film, and screen. Brings back memories.
     
  15. Can't afford a MF projector. But,I love showing the smaller slides. Have leaned towards the superslide and 828 slides more than 35, though. Dad said that I will inherit his several Kodak carousel projectors. The few times I shoot color in MF,it's always slide film. He gave me all of his old Minolta SLRs. With it, came 2 microscope attachments. Need to get a microscope for it.
     
  16. Nope. Stopped shooting 35mm slides years ago. I shoot neg stock, scan and make prints. All my A/V presentations now are digital.
     
  17. I can remember the sounds and the smells of the projector, film, and screen. Brings back memories.​
    Me too. My father used to have a family slide show once or twice a year. I now have his slide collection and intend to revive this tradition.
     
  18. In my opinion there is nothing to beat a good quality slide projected on a screen. On a holiday to Scotland in 1971 my mother suggested that my future wife shoot transparencies instead of negatives in her Kodak Instamatic 126. A week after returning home two boxes of processed Kodachromes dropped through the letter box and in due course a 35mm projector was purchased. This was a defining moment for me, I 'caught the bug' and became an avid photographer.
    I'm afraid that most newcomers to photography who go straight into digital will miss the joy of a projected slide.
    One thing has puzzled me since I first took an interest in photography. I have never seen a medium format slide projector reviewed in the press or even seen one on sale.
     
  19. Yes, I do.
     
  20. Yes, about once a year. Kodak projector with a nice zoom lens and good screen. One of the favorite slides is a Kodachrome with my grandfather's 1948 retirement protrait from Kodak. Kept cool and dry, old Kodachrome slides look like they were taken yesterday.
     
  21. Just did it over Xmas with my "kids". As wonderful as it is as people have noted let's not forget the disadvantages of boxes of slides:

    a. If you are using Kodak carousel circular storage you have to have a lot of space to hold them since 80 slides takes up a lot of space.
    b. I use the the Kodak stacker mechanism which means I can keep my slides in free of the carousel but this mechanism is sensitive to slide thickness so misfeeds are frequent and annoying.

    c. Getting all of your slides oriented so none show up side ways or upside down requires pre planning and work

    d. Why is is that slides even inside of a box are dust magnets?
    e. I had forgotten how noisy a Kodak projector is with that fan running. Gives new meaning to the phrase white noise.
    f. Finding a particular slide or even year unless you are really well organized is near impossible.

    Don't get me wrong. There were plenty of wet eyes and laughs as we went through our family history via slides and I hope my kids will be able to enjoy the same experience although the digital age brings lots of unseen pitfalls e.g. I hope they don't lose their digital memories because they forget to move their digital memories up to the latest storage medium. In 50 years will there be anyone who will have a DVD drive?
    If I had my choice and could magically digitize a life's worth of memories I would rather see them on my HD TV and avoid
    A - F.
     
  22. Yes, I still do...6X6 and 6X7 on a rare Leitz/Linhof projector. There's a WOW factor to images that words can't describe.
     
  23. Yes! And I still have 10 rolls of kodachrome to shoot before end of year! By next year we'll have plenty more to look at on the big screen. ; )
     
  24. I do it all the time! My family and friends always enjoy the slides I have taken, years ago I got disappointed with color prints from commercial labs, and stuck exclusively to 35mm slide film. We also have a sizeable collection of Kodachromes and Ektachromes from our childhood taken by my dad, and my kids love to see those as well. I only have a Vivitar 5000AF projector, and even that's plenty for me to still think that I haven't seen anything better than a properly exposed slide projected on screen. My childhood memories are from a Ansco projector that huffed and puffed due to pneumatic controls, as well as a really tiny Minolta projector with a manual adapter where you fed one slide while you watched another. Having sideways and upside down slides once in a while is part of the charm of a slide show, isn't it :)? Now I have a Rollei 6x6 projector, and have just started shooting some MF slides. Can't wait to see what a treat that will be!
     
  25. MF slide mounts are expensive and hard to come by. This means I can't afford to mount every frame in a roll, only the good ones. Which creates a dilemma-- do I cut out the keepers for mounting, and create orphan frames that are difficult to file, or do I mount every frame, not just keepers?
     
  26. Years ago it was often, but now I occasionally project my slides with friends. It makes a mediocre slide look much better and is a treat to view all slides that way.
     
  27. Years ago it was often, but now I occasionally project my slides with friends. It makes a mediocre slide look much better and is a treat to view all slides that way.
     
  28. I was rather astonished to find out that most people outside of the photography community do not remember or have not even heard of slides. Everybody the same age as myself that was born in the mid to late 80s seems to have never seen a slide show.
    Fortunately, I was spared from not seeing slides because my elementary school science teacher was into photography and would show us slide shows once or twice a week during the 4th grade, and so did my history teacher during the 6th grade.
     
  29. I have negative sleeves upon sleeves upon sleeves of slides I have taken for the last 25+ years but never mounted, p Primarily because I intended on printing them. Many of them have been printed and I have scanned quite a few more. In most respects I am glad I never mounted them because they are a whole lot easier to print and scan with out the 2 x 2 mounts
     
  30. It has been over 10 years since I projected a slide, which is about how long ago the bulb burned out on our projector. I find prints work better for viewing photo, donโ€™t need to turn off the lights and the person viewing the prints can set the pace of how long to look at each photo.
     
  31. Yes, I too still project slides. And use a mid-50's Prado 150 most of the time (all laugh). Perfectly silent--manual change and no fan! Use both a 50mm Elmar f3.5 (fixed diaphragm projection version) for personal, near range viewing and a 100mm Dimaron for more distant screen projection. A lens change requires a condenser change as well, but quick and easy. Always fun to admire the aspheric primary condenser on the old 150 anyway. Beleive this projector type (and probably the earlier Parvo) probably represented the initial application of aspheric optics by Leitz.
     
  32. After a couple years of looking for one and waiting, I found a mint Leica Pradovit RT with a 90mm 2.5 Super Colorplan lens for a steal last year, $600. I bought a brand new Dalite 7x7 foot screen and the combo is jaw dropping, better than a light table. So as I travel for my project, I will be doing slide shows for educational institutions and public venues, nothing is better than Kodachrome projected like this, nothing at all. I wish I could afford a PCP-80 for I would put my XPan slides in special mounts and then dissolve them into the show for full effect, but those things are over $1,300 consistently.
     
  33. I'm glad to see that I'm not the only luddite here! I regularly project my medium format slides using a Leitz Prado Universal (circa 1970's) and glass mounted Velvia and Kodak 100VS slides. Absolutely no comparison when compared to digital projection.
    Don't know what I'm going to do when film becomes unavailable....
     
  34. I just started to shoot slides last year, and bought my self a nice old projector, to enjoy them on the wall. I love digital, but slides on the wall really brought something new for me. Colors on the slide are better than anything else, and it's much easier to remember how it was that day when that one shot was made. I don't shoot much slides, but I will certainly shoot a few rolls of it in next few months, and enjoy them on the wall! It's interesting that today i should pick up developed and mounted roll of Velvia, I can hardly wait! :)
     
  35. All your comments are so refreshing : yes, projecting slides is a wonderful experience. I too have about 10 rolls of Kodachrome to shoot in 2010... and hope to shoot Velvia in the mountains for the next 50 years ;-) (I'll be 86 then...).
    Didier
     
  36. Another slide devotee here! I shoot both digital and film and appreciate both in their own right. I've formed the question in my mind that perhaps we should regard the two mediums separately rather than by direct comparison? Whatever, I certainly enjoy viewing my transparencies in 35mm, 6x4.5 and 4x5 formats. I recently bought an old 35mm Hanimex RT2500 projector; it's no Leica or Rollie but still plenty good enough to really enjoy my Elite Chromes. When I was hunting it down I even came across a Beseler Slide King 4x5 projector for sale in the States!
    I wonder if slides could make a comeback someday? Especially if our younger photographic brethren were to be exposed (no pun intended) to the beauty of slides.
     
  37. Yes, a few times a year. They keep my 5-year old's attention, so I must be doing something right.
     
  38. Yes I do. 35 mm. It's like in different world. The feeling is unparalleled.
     
  39. Sure do. Two Leica Pradovit P2xxxs. IR remote Colorplan/Super-Colorplan. Outstanding experience. Any comparison with prints is pointless, slides beat them everytime in quality and vivid experience, but not convenience. Its no big deal for me-all my slides are in trays and sorted and GePe mounted.
    I'm not taking slides at the present (mainly digital), but my photo collection is pretty well all there and 90% as Kodachromes.
     
  40. Yes i do !! I have three Leitz Pradovit CA 2500, two in perfect working conditions and another one broken, to use as a source of spare parts.
    For the next 40 years I want to avoid to look at my photos on TV.
     
  41. Took the advice and as well some of my own intuition and sold my Nikon D90 and related glass. Happily back in the slide game. Let's see, two Kodak Carousel projectors freshly overhauled, and two Elmo slide projectors, all for the Kodak Carousel system all in regular use. For me digital is a pain, I have do the work.
    Good processing in two or three different local locations, even Dwayne's in a foreign country.
    And fifty or sixty very full 600 slide boxes of colour slides, mostly of railways, motorcycles and pipe organs over the years.
    When Kodachrome is gone, there is still Sensia or Provia E-6. Not the same, but then what is these days?
     
  42. I got an invitation from a 79 year old photographer for a 'slide veiwing evening'. Thought this will be so boring. Not a bit of it. Slide show with music and a few beers. Now this is photography. No discussion on pixels/lenses/Nikon/Canon etc. Brilliant. Lights dimmed and the show started. I was stunned. The colours,the detail - just amazed me. This is the way to go.
     
  43. Up until last year, though I owned 2 DSLR cameras, I still shot mostly film, both negs and sometimes slides. Lately I have been shooting more digital, but still do shoot some film. Right now I have some slide film in the fridge, and my old Bell & Howell projector sits at the ready on a side table.
     
  44. Hello Didier, As Steve Bellayr noted above, good slide projectors -- like the various Kodak Carousel and Ektagraphic models -- are now available for ridiculous prices. It's too bad Kodachrome film has been discontinued. There's nothing like slides taken on Kodachrome 25.
     
  45. Yes, I did until my old Kodak carousel tray projector (35mm slides, holds about 80) quit working about two years ago.
    I need a new one, or a good used one and am now looking.
     
  46. I still project every roll that I shoot. To me, this is the best part of shooting slide film. Even though digital images are becoming the norm these days, digital projection cannot match the quality of slide projection.
    If you get a chance to get into MF film projection, it is a different world in itself. It's that good.
     
  47. Well, its now 2,5 years ago I took my latest Provia 100F film in stereo (24x33)x2 and still didnt mount the slides. I project the slides with two Leica P300. Its a new years promise that I will take a roll E6 or more this year and mount the slides ( in mono). I am not convinced about stereo thou.
    I have a 8 month girl now, and want to show her projected slides in a couple of years. Its cumbersome but very nice.
     
  48. I started down this path, thanks to the enthusiasm on this forum, purchasing a Da-Lite screen and a vintage but mint Pradovit-Color slide projector with a Colorplan lens. Of course, I also had to buy a film camera, ending up with three, an SL, SL2 and an R5, and various lenses, none of which were very expensive thanks to advice given here. Then there was the all important decision as to which slide film to use. Recently I learned that the local WalMart overnight photo service processes slide film inexpensively in a professional Fuji lab.
    So far I really like what I see! Thanks to all for the earlier posts on this subject that helped with the many decisions along the way.
     
  49. Yep. Always have - do now - and will forever.
    Also a keen fan of real cinema in all formats, but especially Todd-AO 65/70mm Panavision.
     
  50. I still shoot slides, but the last time I checked them out through a projector has been awhile. It funny people decry analog as being old fashioned as some post noted. For a comparatively small investment these days, analog provides a much larger image for viewing. While the price of LCD, plasma and digital devices continues to decline, for image size, analog projection is cheaper. It offers better image quality, too.
     
  51. I spent many years shooting E6 35mm slides. It was always a treat to view them with friends on a slide projector. As I became more serious though, I was concerned over the issue of degrading the slides from exposure to the heat and bright light inherent with projectors. All the "expert" advice I read warned not to repeatedly project slides. I'm quite surprised nobody has mentioned this. I later relied on a light table and good quality loupe for the vast majority of my viewing/editing. The "experts" also advised to shoot in camera dupes and use one of the extras for projecting. This didn't seem practical to me though, due to the added cost. Anyway, it became an impediment to my enjoyment knowing that the slides would be degraded by projecting them. That didn't stop me from participating in an occasional slide show though. Any comments on this aspect?
     
  52. Didier,
    Shooting transparency/slide film is 98% of my photography, therefore 98% of my photography end up in the trays/magazines of my Pradovit 250 projector.
    There is nothing like "slides viewed on a screen". I use medium format 95% of the time and 645 Velvia slides are phenomenal. As are my 120 Kodachromes.
    As viewing slides is my preferred method of seeing my pictures, I would be interested to know if there is a digital projector that offers the same quality from digital files.
     
  53. I would be interested to know if there is a digital projector that offers the same quality from digital files.​
    I'm sure there isn't and I can't imagine that there ever will be.
     
  54. Clayton,
    This should tell you more than you ever wanted to know. For most E-6 films you don't have to worry too much if you're giving each slide 10-20 seconds of screen time, as you can do that hundreds of times before fading occurs.
     
  55. Clayton:
    I'm quite surprised nobody has mentioned this. (damage to slides from heat & light)​
    Just two days ago I mentioned it here . I didn't go into it again Clayton, because it's not called for in the question, and repeating info in quick succession can be a tad tedious.
     
  56. I have been collecting Gepe 6X7 slides with the intention (during retirement) to have about 100 of the "best" slides available for projection at a local school. Years ago, at the same school, I projected some 1/2 frames slides taken with my old Pen F, and the kids seemed to enjoy that. I showed them macro shots of every day things like salt and pepper, and a really old shot of a red English post office box which they could not identify. I had fun doing this.
     
  57. Occasionally I still take out some Kodachrome, Fujichrome, Agfachrome slide taken in the old days and load them into a Kodak Karousel and procject on screen.
    My practice now is load digital photo files into a 250G harddrive attach to Western Digital media player and play on HDTV. I can search out individual photo file, or photo taken in a particular month, etc. Very convenient.
    There is no way to go back to old ways of optical projection, the 150000 photos now on my harddrive would fill up 100 Kodak Karousels.
     
  58. Project slides?
    Yes, I still love the color saturation and quality of image with slide projection.
    I simply haven't yet seen a digital projector that can compare to an analog slide projector. Also,
    there is "the experience", a wonderful one, when using analog slide projectors in a room with dimmed lights. It is a whole unique experience onto itself! I also run my projectors through a dissolve unit and have the images leveled. I enjoy using a matt white screen for our projections. It is fun to project
    these images and I will always love Kodachrome and Ectachrome....it is pure magic! If you haven't ever developed your own Ectachrome DO IT! When you turn on the lights and see that image you will be
    delighted with photography for the rest of your life and more!
     
  59. My old Carousel is still going strong. My glass bead screen has some duct tape on it these days, but it's still a gas to see my old images from the '60s and '70 projected. Makes me long for my Kodachrome 25 days when you had to nail it in camera to get a good shot. I'm loving the digital age but still miss the time spent in the darkroom watching the "magic".
     
  60. Yes. I have a rollup Daylite screen mounted above a double door. I project 645 slides from an old Bausch & Lomb projector. Velvia is beautiful this way. I haven't used my 35mm Sawyer in quite awhile though, but I've been thinking about it lately.
     
  61. I project slides occasionally. I mainly do it infrequently because it accelerates the fading of the slide.
    I will say that, in my opinion, nothing beats a slide on a light table through a loupe for image quality. The next best is a projected slide.
     
  62. I'm still shooting E6 with my Mamiya RB67, and using a Noris projector I've had for 40 years.
     
  63. Yup, though not as frequently as I used to. Visually, nothing comes even remotely close, to my eyes at least.
     
  64. Back in my analog day I used to shoot only with Velvia 50 and Kodak E200. Those were my favorites and have plenty of slides. I loved projecting them, but never had a dedicated room for that.
    I don't really miss those days. Digital is extremely convenient. "Slide shows" on monitors aren't that bad. Of course projecting is more beautiful, but my PC is always right there. No need to setup projection screens, trying to find the right place for the projector (so that is level with the screen and it's lens perpendicular in order to have a perfect focus).
    Soon, I'm buying a full-HD TV and want to see how my pictures are going to appear there. If it's good enough, I guess I'll never setup my projector again.
     
  65. I have not projected any slides for many years now. I have instead started a scanning project so I can save and view them electronically.
    My daughter has saved money for some time now, and has finally managed to buy a 42" TV, which we received yesterday. I might sneak into her room from now on, so I can see my images on a large screen again! ;)
     
  66. I take predominatly slides but also some digital too. There is quite simply nothing to compare with a landscape taken on Velvia projected through a quality projector (Leica with colorplan lens). The richness of colour, depth and crispness is stunning and something I have never seen with digital. THere is also the knowledge that the picture has not been tweaked to improve it or remove imperfections which seems to have become the norm with digital. Both technologies have their place but for me slides are a more satisfying medium. LEt us hope that both film and processing facilities continue to be readily available for some time.
     
  67. Digital is extremely convenient.​
    For me, and many others, photography is a hobby which we do because we enjoy it. Convenience shouldn't really be a factor.
    "Slide shows" on monitors aren't that bad.​
    No. They're much worse!
     
  68. I must confess I shoot over 99 % of my work digitally, and all my clients demand only digital (or at least seem happier with digital images), and yet I've never given up on my trusty eos 1, nor have i packed up my old leica p150 slide projector. Once a year, at least, and always at xmas, the family gets together and has a couple of evening slide shows... ranging from shots of when we were kids, in the sixties, to the various holidays we made together, in the seventies... Yes, there is a certain amount of mould eating away at some of them, but in terms of detail and colour saturation, they just can't be beaten (particularly the Kodak 25 asa, and Fuji velvia 50 asa). The experience alone far outweighs anything I've ever experienced on a screen.
    Karl
    www.karlblackwell.com
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  69. Yes, I project slides. I use 3 Leica projectors for slide shows.
    I love the color saturation and the image quality on screen. Slide projection is unbeatable. Now I use mainly a DSLR and sometimes an ASLR for slide film.
    John.
     
  70. I still shoot film and mostly slide film and I have my projector and screen set up as I am submitting this message.
     
  71. I sure as heck do. I have two functioning projectors and a dissolve unit. The now defunct Minnesota Center for Photography would have visiting artists do a lecture and they used digital projection and it always looked like crap. No one seemed to mind. I quit going. I like to think it's one factor in their closing. Digital projection is not inspiring. I'm even surprised the visiting artists would use it, but as the saying goes, there's no accounting for taste [or lack of it]. I'd love to get a MF projector but haven't found one I can afford yet.
     
  72. I'm sure there isn't and I can't imagine that there ever will be.​
    No, there isn't anything yet, but this is too strong a statement. Technology keeps advancing. The question is how long it will take. And then the questions is how long will it take to become affordable. That second part will keep equal-quality projection out of most of our hands for years.
    I've spent a fair amount of time in dark rooms with slide and digital projectors. I appreciate the relative ease of the digital projector, its quiet, and that it stays in focus from edge to edge and from picture to picture. A lot of people appreciate how much easier it is to create slideshows that do more than it is for most people to do with slide projectors. I wouldn't say I prefer them from an absolute quality standpoint - at least not as compared to a well set-up slide projection, but at least they work.
     
  73. Yes, I still use the carousel. In fact, I gott'a get me a spare ELH - burned mine out last time I projected.
     
  74. Sure!! I love seeing them on the wall ( I don't have a screen ) . I still find it amazing to look at that big colorful image !! I also scan the slides , but I keep and handle my projector very carefully.
     
  75. I started out shooting strictly digital and only recently became interested in film. I picked up a Hasselblad 500cm, and the slides look so brilliant when viewed on a light table, I just had to see them bigger. Most of the slide projectors for 6X6 are extremely expensive, so I kept looking until I found one on craigslist this morning for $35!!! Just got it home and hurriedly mounted a slide, and the results were better than I had imagined. Brilliant colors and sharp focus that totally blows away anything I've seen! It's an old Prinz, built like a tank, and only takes one slide at a time but for the price I really can't complain.
     
  76. No, there isn't anything yet, but this is too strong a statement. Technology keeps advancing.​
    But it can only advance as far as the laws of physics will allow.
     
  77. "But it can only advance as far as the laws of physics will allow."
    To be honest, I don't know that much about digital projector technology in particular. How is it that the laws of physics are limiting digital projector technology? If you have some insight in this matter please elaborate.
    Generally speaking, I would expect that the technological improvement in digital projectors would follow the trend of Moore's Law, which describes the exponential increase in the integration scale of microelectronic devices. In fact, it's likely that the technology exists now to make a digital projector with photo quality resolution and color rendition, but it would be cost prohibitive given what the market will support at this time. Just give it time though.
     
  78. I know a projected slide looks nice. But you don't need a digital projector to experience great digital slide shows. I use Photodex ProShow Gold http://www.photodex.com/products/proshow/gold/features Besides easily (drag and drop) creating shows with music, comments, cool titles, video, etc. there are also nifty motion effects like the Ken Burns 'Pan and Scan" effect that add considerable production value to even simple shows. When done the show is burned onto a auto run DVD and I can send shows of my travels to all my family and friends all over the world. Anyone with a DVD player can view it. When displayed on my 46" HD TV, with stereo music, the visual results are simply stunning! You can pause and/or step through it manually if you want to as well. The visual quality stopped me in my tracks. The flexibility, ease and creative potential kept me coming back.
    I still love film, but for $69.95, this is the best way I've found to project and share slide shows with small groups. No outboard digital projector needed. After making my first ProShow slide show, it was difficult to go back to clunking through a slide set with a standard projector again. I didn't need a digital camera, I could still shoot neg stocks that I prefer for my printing and my early archive of thousands of film slides are protected from the ravages of high intensity projection. If you have the knowledge to post images here in the forums, you can create amazing ProShow slide shows.
     
  79. yes, a few time a year! I shoot exclusively MF slide film (6X6), even during holiday trip with friends and I show them projected.
     
  80. It's very normal for me. I shoot slides for all my holidays so that I can have the pleasure of viewing them on a slide projector when I get home. As long as all my film cameras work, and I can still buy slides and have them processed, I will continue to shoot in slides and project them right away.
     

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