carousel slide trays

Discussion in 'Darkroom Developing and Printing' started by Lloyd Erlick, Jan 9, 2006.

  1. Lloyd Erlick

    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    January 9, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    I saw a half-dozen Kodak carousel slide trays
    at the Goodwill the other day. Ten bucks for
    the lot. And I didn't buy them. Am I

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    voice: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd Erlick, Jan 9, 2006
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  2. Almost. You almost posted something that should have gone on marketplace.
    Jean-David Beyer, Jan 9, 2006
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    Mike King Guest

    I don't think he did BTW, but here's my 2 cents. I have a pile of trays and
    three Carousel projectors, all Goodwill, I have suspended shooting slides
    for a bit since my local lab is terrible, but will get back into it this
    spring after I locate another lab or rebuild the E-6 processor someone gave
    me. My gut feeling is that E-6 will be with us for a while yet, since it is
    much easier to scan than negative for most of us. I don't project my
    "keepers" but make dupes, my vacation and personal works gets projected,

    One thing to look for is a stack loader. Then you can run through slides
    quickly when you get them back without having to load trays first. Cull the
    slides and store the good ones, trash the culls immediately. If in Plastic
    reusable mounts I save the mounts for my dupes, which I have returned

    Mike King, Jan 9, 2006
  4. I think that depends on how many slides you shoot and
    whether you store them in the trays. Most of my trays were
    bought at a thrift shop for a dollar or two each. I have a
    bunch of unused ones but they don't wear out and will
    eventually be used. OTOH, something you don't need or can't
    use is no bargain no matter how cheap it is.
    Richard Knoppow, Jan 9, 2006
  5. Lloyd Erlick

    Lloyd Erlick Guest

    January 10, 2006, from Lloyd Erlick,

    Sadly, this is the problem. I used to use a
    lot of Kodachrome. I bought a projector in
    1980. I even bought a stack loader back then.
    But somehow my attention wandered from color
    work of any sort, and even the carousel trays
    I have seem too bulky. It felt very weird to
    walk away from such a good deal.

    I love the look of a projected image. Black
    and white slides are terrific, too. But if I
    think about time and effort and where I'd put
    them, it's into black and white prints.

    Lloyd Erlick Portraits, Toronto.
    voice: 416-686-0326
    Lloyd Erlick, Jan 10, 2006
  6. It's clear that Kodachrome won't be around forever, and when it goes so
    will my slide shooting, most likely. I have many, many thousands of
    slide shot over the last 35 years or so; all are in Carousel trays, and
    I keep two spare projectors. I've recently stopped picking up bargain
    trays like that, as I have enough to supply my probable future use.

    BTW - despite proper and careful storage, only the Kodachrome slides
    from a few decades ago still look good - most of the E-4 and E-6 stuff
    has shifted. And transfer slides done from 5247 cine stock are almost
    completely blank!
    Scott Schuckert, Jan 10, 2006
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    Tom Phillips Guest

    If you can also get a good programmable dissolve
    unit at a good price, I'd say so.

    No power point presentation can match a good
    old fashioned slide show...
    Tom Phillips, Jan 14, 2006
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