Please help me fix my slide projector!

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Marco Cinnirella, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    While I was fishing out a slide that had gotten stuck in my slide
    projector (a Zeiss Ikon 350IR: similar to the Leica Pradovit range), a
    piece of glass fell out from near the bulb.

    Please see the diagram at the following web page

    The piece that fell out is labelled 'C' on the diagram. I have put it
    back inside the projector but I can't tell which way round it should go:
    should the curved surface be facing the front of the projector as shown
    in the diagram, or should the straight surface be facing the front of
    the projector? I have tried both ways and both seem to work but I would
    like to know which is the correct way! I guess this piece of glass is
    some kind of magnifying lens?

    Many thanks!

    Marco Cinnirella, Aug 26, 2003
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  2. Marco Cinnirella

    T P Guest

    Stop right there! The only Leica Pradovit that your projector
    resembles is the entry-level model, which is about as much of a Leica
    product as your Ikon is a Zeiss!

    Leitz bought the Ikon factory and did little more than change the
    colour and name badges of the products, which are decidedly inferior
    to the *real* Pradovits with the Colorplan lens.
    T P, Aug 26, 2003
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  3. Wow, thanks for that really helpful advice. It doesn't take much to
    start up that good old brand snobbery thing does it?
    Marco Cinnirella, Aug 27, 2003
  4. Marco Cinnirella

    T P Guest

    You're welcome.
    Presumably you mean the behaviour of brand snobs such as those who buy
    cheap crap projectors just because they carry a famous brand name?

    In which case, I agree.

    T P, Aug 28, 2003
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