Self Promo #5

self promo #5

PAK Slide Viewer
made by Le Belle Industries
Oconomowoc, Wis.

It holds 8 mounted slides that it ratchets-out onto a small groundglass, that sits below an adjustable loop, that folds inside the body. The mechanism is simple, pulling the silver tap returns the current slide to the bottom of the stack inside the "clip," pushing the silver tab back in loads whatever slide is on top of the stack into viewing position. the viewer can point the groundglass at any nearby light source to illuminate the slide. There is a switch on the bottom of the device that allows the silver tab to be completely removed in order to load/unload slides.

It's a clever little device, but I imagine designed to handle slides mounted on more sturdy material. If the slide is not sitting correctly on the ground glass it can jam as it's returned to the "clip," resulting in bent mounts and/or slide damage.

This is the image being viewed through the loop.

Sinar F1 4x5 view camera
65mm f/4.5 lens
Phase One H10 digital back
Capture One Pro
Broncolor Primo powerpack

-diffused strobe under translucent plexi
-medium softbox strobe ~2-3' overhead

composite image through Photoshop CS2

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