Kodak will no longer make slide projectors

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    Bandicoot Guest

    Sad. Yes, the lenses are (were) farmed out.



    Peter
     
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    ThomasH Guest

    Great news for the community! These devices looked horrible
    and used the archaic carousel. I stopped use the carousel I
    believe 1972..1975 or so. Even back than all this looked
    very archaic.

    Can you quote the article or press notice?

    Thomas
     
    ThomasH, Oct 1, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    could you quote the source?
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2003
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  5. This was in the Wall Street Journal.
     
    drhowarddrfinedrhoward, Oct 1, 2003
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  6. good
    maybe someone now will take over and make better
    projectors.

    k.
     
    Super Mario Sunshine, Oct 1, 2003
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    Mark Roberts Guest

    http://www.photographic.com/news/10282/

    "September 22, 2003 — Add the venerable slide projector to the list of
    vanishing 20th century artifacts.

    Kodak will cease production of its slide projectors and accessories in
    June 2004, according to a mid-July email sent to institutional users by
    Kodak account manager Glenn Price. The "pre-disclosure" was intended to
    give government agencies, (and by extension, arts institutions, and
    schools and universities) plenty of time to prepare – either by
    accelerating their slide-scanning programs, or by stocking up on
    projectors and parts while they are still available.

    Affected product lines are the Carousel, Ektagraphic, Ektalite, and
    Ektapro projectors, and all Kodak slide projector accessories. "
     
    Mark Roberts, Oct 1, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Tony, it would have been nice if you had included source info...
    http://www.photographic.com/news/10282/

    Kodak Dropping Slide Projectors

    By PHOTOgraphic Staff

    September 22, 2003 — Add the venerable slide projector to the list of
    vanishing 20th century artifacts.

    Kodak will cease production of its slide projectors and accessories in
    June 2004, according to a mid-July email sent to institutional users by
    Kodak account manager Glenn Price. The "pre-disclosure" was intended to
    give government agencies, (and by extension, arts institutions, and
    schools and universities) plenty of time to prepare – either by
    accelerating their slide-scanning programs, or by stocking up on
    projectors and parts while they are still available.

    Affected product lines are the Carousel, Ektagraphic, Ektalite, and
    Ektapro projectors, and all Kodak slide projector accessories. Kodak
    will continue to provide service and support for slide projectors until
    2011, and Comm-Tec, the company's German distributor, will continue to
    sell Ektapro projectors and accessories beyond 2004, according to the
    widely circulated email.

    "Investigating and installing replacement technologies can be a
    challenging and costly effort with a long implementation timeline."
    Price wrote, "Many may wish to purchase backup units for currently
    installed slide projectors while making the transition." He requested
    that institutions make Kodak aware of future requirements to insure that
    there would be "enough products on hand before production ends."
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 1, 2003
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    jriegle Guest

    They have been shedding film products for years. It's happening faster now.
    I was disappointed when they dropped the reasonably priced HobbyPak (sp?) E6
    kit several years ago. Thankfully, I found a suitable replacement, the
    Unicolor kit. Now I have to special order that. Sigh. The satisfaction when
    pulling my first processed roll of slides out of the tank.

    I wonder when the D-76 quart chemical packs get the ax?

    John
     
    jriegle, Oct 1, 2003
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  11. Uhm... they were one of the few left that made slide projectors, and are
    dropping the things, like other manufacturers before, because absolutely
    noone is buying these things anymore.
    "Beamers" and all, you know.

    So don't hold your breath. ;-)
     
    Q.G. de Bakker, Oct 1, 2003
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    Ron Todd Guest

    Doubt it, no market. OTOH, it will allow those remaining in the
    market to raise their prices a little, maybe make a few bucks, and
    keep at least a few new machines on the market for a little while
    longer.



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    Ron Todd, Oct 1, 2003
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  13. I like the carousel....It's a great way to store my slides....In the
    carousel (80 slides) inside the box. A little bulky, perhaps, but I can
    write on the box what year the slides come from, and they are all ready to
    project, which is the way I like to view them....Now, if someone would just
    make a scanner that could take a carousel as its input device....Then I
    could set it up to scan 80 slides directly into my computer!
     
    William Graham, Oct 2, 2003
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  14. They're have been lots of good projectors on the market over the last 50
    years....But few that have had the convienience of the carousel input.....
     
    William Graham, Oct 2, 2003
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    Loren Coe Guest

    many years ago the used projectors sold cheap, probably still do. maybe once
    they are scarce people will be inspired to clean out that closet and sell them
    again. --Loren
     
    Loren Coe, Oct 2, 2003
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    ThomasH Guest

    Oh yes, I agree on this scanning issue: The only slide batch adapter
    known to me is the Nikon SF-200S for the LS-4000ED. This device demands
    that you remove slides from your tray, load them into the SF200 and than
    load them back to the slide tray. Vertical slides must be rotated manually.

    The first and only scanner which supports several regular slide tray
    systems is the recently released Braun scanner:

    http://www.braun-phototechnik.de/E/Products/scanner/scanner.htm

    Ed Hamrick (author of Vuescan) said recently in the scanners newsgroup
    that you do not need to manually rotate vertical slides because this
    scanner scans 36x36mm area. I have not seen any scans made with this
    Multimag scanner, I am not sure how it compares to the Nikon/Minolta/Canon
    pack... As far I understand, this scanner is being made in cooperation
    between Braun and Pacific Image. It sells at $699 at B&H and is called
    PowerSlide 3600. B&H description confirms that the scanner takes both
    carousel and straight magazines!

    Thomas
     
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    Ron Todd Guest

    Sure. All the owners I've talked to are very happy with the Kodak
    Carousel slide projectors. My understanding is that they were so good
    they effectively killed off almost all of the competition.



    Best Regards.

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    Hollywood, San Francisco, Massachusetts, New York City, Sierra Club, ACLU,
    Movies of the first blacklist, Turner, Madonna, S. Crowe, Dixie Chicks, Cher, U2, rapp,
    Trudeau, W.Miller, Disney, ABC news, CBS news, NBC news, CNN, PBS, B&H Photo Video, Heinz
    Foods,

    Sometimes the only influence you have is to say, "No, I'm not buying."

    For those who are unclear about the situation, California is the Clinton - Davis model for the rest of the United States of America.
     
    Ron Todd, Oct 2, 2003
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    Jeremy Guest

    x-no-archive: yes
    Viewing images on a computer monitor doesn't hold a candle to viewing slides
    projected onto a screen. A bit of a pain to set up, I admit, but the
    results can be well worth the effort.

    It looks like slide projectors and screens will go the way of the dinosaur.
    Slide film may completely disappear next.

    Maybe we should have taken the hint when Kodachrome 25 was discontinued.
     
    Jeremy, Oct 2, 2003
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  19. Some management consultants probably told them to do that. Why should
    Kodak waste management resources on a tiny market segment like that
    when they have more important things to do?

    If you desire to show a color photo on a big screen, there isn't
    really any affordable high-tech substitute as good as the humble slide
    projector and slide film.

    Maybe this is the right move for Kodak, but I'm sure that slide
    projector sales will continue to be profitable for smaller companies.
     
    Leica like that, Oct 2, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    Ron, shove your boycott list... we don't care what you choose not to buy.
     
    Alan Browne, Oct 2, 2003
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