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Pana-vue 3 Slide Viewer for Viewing 35mm Transparencies
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 4, 2012
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First time shooting with my Canon T3 on a sunny day in snowy Central New York I was stumped as to how my pictures were coming out. I couldn't be the only one with this problem, right?

Well there was no way I was forking over the money Hoodman wants for their loupe. A little Googling and I found this solution. Like several other reviewers have said, it is as simple as removing the translucent slide holder and cutting off one piece of plastic. I added some foam weather strip to protect the edges from scratching anything plus an eye hook to attach a lanyard to. Works great.

My question - why doesn't Pana-vue make a cheap LCD loupe, too? No matter - I had fun making this one myself.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on April 5, 2010
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Serves my purpose quite nicely. Heck of a deal and made previewing my slides much easier!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 5, 2010
I needed a slide viewer to make digital copies of my favorite slides. Could have bought a special adaptor for my Nikon Coolpix 990 for $50 or so, but decided to give this a try. It works very well; I got excellent results with it.
The only drawback is that although it precisely covers my lens, it cannot be fastened onto it like the special adaptor would have, so I have to hold it firm with my left hand while holding the camera with my right, but it can be done. I'm happy with it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on September 17, 2010
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I usually use this for making digital copies of old slides. It is a very inexpensive and simple way to do just that. Check out my "related image" to see some results.
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39 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on February 16, 2008
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I've gotten better prizes in a Cracker Jack box! The picture, in comparison to the other viewers next to it, is deceptive....makes it look MUCH bigger than it is! I guess if you have PERFECT eyesight, it might be useful, but not for me! Adorama camera suggested I mail it back (at my expense, of course) and that would have cost me more than I paid for it!! I asked them to simply credit me my purchase price (a measly $2.99) towards a bigger and better viewer that I was willing to buy, but they refused. You've lost a customer.....I will NOT buy from Adorama again. Buyer beware! If you are looking for a way to really SEE your slides, this is NOT for you!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2011
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I purchased 2 hand-held slide viewers, one with batteries and a light and the Pana-vue #3 that used only natural light for viewing. Pana-vue #3 was 1/3 the price of the other viewer and worked as well without the added step of holding the light bar down to view. The Pana-vue #3 can go anywhere and never needs additional parts to make it function. The entire family agreed that this one was the best.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 15, 2012
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This was the perfect thing for viewing slides rather than spending a lot of money. It wasn't perfect but it did the job well. I was able to weed out many old slides and only needed a chair by the window to do it. I was glad that I bought this and not the more expensive ones as it got the job done.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
This item is easy to use and is OK if all you want to do is sort slides. This viewer has certain drawbacks such as needing light to view slides you need a strong light you can get an acceptable view of the picture. Next, the size of this viewer only ailows you to view the slide in the same size as the slide itself, making details difficult to see.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 26, 2012
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This item is quite small, but it is perfect for my daunting job of sorting through hundreds of 35mm slides!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 11, 2014
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This slide viewer, as noted in other reviews, does not have its own light source, so you'll have to hold it up to light, and it doesn't have large magnification, BUT FOR THE MONEY and THE CONVENIENT SMALL SIZE (easy to handle & store, easy to take to Mom's house to make an initial sorting through a huge box of old family slides), it gave me exactly what I needed: a quick peek at a thousand or so old family slides. Then if I needed more amplification I took the time to scan the slide for a larger view of the details--but I saved a lot of time through a quick peek at a larger view than my naked eye can give me.
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