Kodak Carousel projector etc

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by Geoff Berrow, Sep 14, 2003.

  1. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    I have an SAV 1030 with accessories(case, 28mm lens, zoom lens, two infra
    red remote controls) which I'm thinking of getting rid of on Ebay.

    Hellish expensive when new, but does anyone have any idea of the second
    hand value of such kit?
    Geoff Berrow, Sep 14, 2003
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  2. In a way, if you don't need it, then any money would surely be useful. These
    things are largely obsolete as the move is to electronic projection of digital

    The advantage of ebay is that it has a very wide following which hopefully
    means several will want and bid and thus determine the "market" price.

    In my case I went electronic but keep my projector to very occasionally look at
    old slides. In the end I will sell on ebay.

    CGannonOxford, Sep 15, 2003
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  3. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    True, but if I can't get a reasonable amount for it then I may as well just
    bung it in the attic. Sod's law says I'll find a use for it as soon as
    it's gone.

    I was just after a guide. I seem to recall the 28mm glass lenses were a
    heck of a price on their own.
    Geoff Berrow, Sep 15, 2003
  4. I paid £150 to a market trader for my 1030 about two years ago; shops ask about
    £250 for same. I've seen infra-red RCs listed at £70-120, and you should find
    the lenses listed at the site below:

    (I'd like to hear recommendations for a PC type projector which rivals a

    Malcolm Stewart, Sep 15, 2003
  5. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    In terms of resolution, they don't even come close. I used to image slides
    from a computer and at 2000 line resolution you could still see pixels.
    Most of my stuff was 4000 line resolution. I once saw a presentation where
    35mm movie film was shown followed immediately by 35mm slide. The
    difference was staggering.

    Shame really. Imagine 35mm slide quality with the high performance lamps
    of the modern data projectors. On the other hand there is a lot to be said
    for having a bulb that only costs a fiver.
    Geoff Berrow, Sep 15, 2003
  6. Thanks... I feared as much.
    Malcolm Stewart, Sep 15, 2003
  7. Well I certainly agree about the cost of bulbs! I intend to sell on my
    projector thru ebay long before I have to pay a few hundred pounds for a new
    lamp assembly.

    However, the modern data projectors aren't so bad. If you can get a high
    contrast unit (say >1500:1), and xga resolution, then unless you are really
    close to the screen they are OK.

    After all, I have seen thousands of slides projected where the focussing has
    not been spot on (even with autofocus), or the slide has buckled and then
    popped etc., so the resolution on the screen has fallen far short of the
    theoretical maximum.

    And I can tell you that its much easier to put on a slide show from a laptop
    than go around with lots of rotary slide magazines, where every so often a
    slide jams etc.

    For reference I would to add that I am very active with camera clubs and
    competitions, so am very used to all sorts of slide projectors (still actually
    think the old Leitz units best) etc.., and they do still jam etc.

    CGannonOxford, Sep 15, 2003
  8. Geoff Berrow

    Geoff Berrow Guest

    Well I did do this professionally and always used Wess or GePe glass
    mounts. No popping or buckling, just occasional problems with condensation
    I never had a slide jam problem that wasn't due to some fault. The main
    reason was those sticky dots people used to put on the mounts or maybe a
    slide mount not being closed properly. Occasionally, the plastic
    separators on the trays would break. Other than that no problems. My
    biggest show had 18 slide projectors, synchronised to a sound track. No
    jams. :)
    Geoff Berrow, Sep 15, 2003
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