Low-budget slide-viewing

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  1. spiralout

    spiralout TPF Noob!

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    I recently shot a couple rolls of Provia and I was knocked flat on my arse when I got them back; digital can't even touch film! I was reeling from the cost of buying the film and getting it processed, so needless to say, there's NO way I can afford a projector. Does anyone know of (or know how to make) any cheap projector alternatives?
     
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    I won't touch your digital comment :lol: But....I think you can use regular project, like the teachers used in school back in the day, an overhead projector thingy...at least I've heard that works...
     
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    You could try an OHP (overhead projector).
    Or a big torch <-- hehe depends on how cheap you want to go.

    Slide projectors probably don't cost that much anymore on ebay, so have a good look around. Or you could scan them onto your computer - but it's boring watching a computer screen.
     
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    I scanned them with my flatbed. It has a slide scan option, but the scans come out depressingly boring. They don't even come close to the colors and contrast of the slides. :( What is this torch you speak of? :lol:
     
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    I am in the same boat with needing a projector. Slide projectors are one of those things that you just know someone has sitting in thier attic not ebing used.. you just have to find that someone hehe
     
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    I just checked some prices out, and light boxes look by far to be the most economical. How do they stack up against projectors?
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    here's that torch I was talking of:
    If you got a couple of big sailing boats to go out, drop their anchors, and then tie a big white sheet between them. And you'd be standing up stairs holding your little slides out ... then this'd be great.

    It's a little hard to take to people's houses though. :-(
    [​IMG]
     
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    :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: I have everything but the sailing boats.
     
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    Projectors are pretty plentiful and cheap on the used market, with lots of choices for less than $100. My Rollei was NIB at $60.

    Dave
     

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