Re: [OM] Slide projector advice

Subject: Re: [OM] Slide projector advice
From: John Hudson <xyyc@xxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2000 23:29:10 -0800
Mark Dapoz wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Nov 2000, c.e. packard wrote:
> > Here are my questions:
> > Projector manufacturer?
> > I'm leaning toward Kodak or Kinderman, Leica being too pricey.
> I think you first need to decide which tray system you want to use.  These
> days there's really only two choices, the circular Kodak trays and the
> straight Europen DIN trays.  If you're in the USA, the Kodak trays are
> probably best since they're easier to find.  The middle to upper end
> Kodak projectors are supposed to be quite good, but I don't have any first
> hand experience with them.  Stay away from any manufacturer's low end
> projectors, they're usually designed with all plastic parts and can break
> very easily.  I once owned a Leica P150 (actually a Kinderman) and it
> was a nightmare.  All sorts of things kept breaking!  Buy a good projector
> the first time around and you'll save money in the end.

I heard not so long ago that Kindermann Canada has completely
disassociated itself with Leica / Leitz and that the Leica / Leitz
franchise / repair facility in Canada has migrated to another corporate
enterprise. Perhaps someone knows who picked up the franchise.

John Hudson
Vancouver, BC

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