This is the classic desktop slide viewer that allows you to easily preview up to 36 slides. Made by Pana-Vue, purveyors of slide viewing devices since the 1950s, it speeds up previews of boxes of slides before you commit to a large digital conversion project or assists in putting together a traditional slide show using a carousel; it also works easily for casual viewing. The hopper can accommodate both 35mm and other 2" x 2" mounted slides, displaying pictures on the illuminated 2 5/8" view screen with 4X magnification. Slides are advanced with an easy push-pull mechanism; viewed slides are deposited into a receiving tray. Includes a screw-type #245 flashlight bulb. Plugs into AC or uses two D batteries (not included). 6" H x 8" W x 5" D. (1 1/2 lbs.)
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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
What a huge help!
By Jamie-keeper of the flame
from Kent Island, Maryland
The viewer is helping me to "weed through" 82 rotary slide trays that contain from 80 to 140 slides per box - they represent photos taken by my dad from 1957 through 2000. He died in 2001 at age 89. I will keep the ones that mean the most to me and my family and the rest will "go away". The old Carousel projector is too old and operates in fits and starts so the viewer was a terrific solution. Works great!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Pana View Viewer, great, bulb bad
from Middle of Indiana
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The bad thing is the short life span of the bulb, and I have not yet figured out how to replace it
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: Thank you for your comment. To replace a bulb, place viewer upside down. Pull receiving tray to the right until it stops. Lightly depress white tab then release to allow you to continue to pull slide out of tray. Grasp slide tray and white battery case together and completely remove.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Good Option for Slide Sorting
from Boston, MA
Arrived quickly. No assembly. Adapter included or can operate with batteries. Many old slides to sort and purge -- working well for this purpose since I can load about 35 slides at a time. Inner screen does get dusty/shows dust -- haven't figured out how to clean this yet; but not a major impediment to viewing slides.
(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from San Diego
Delivery was fine. I like the simplicity of the viewer. The only criticisn I would have is that when I enter very old slides theyh're too thick to go through, so I have to manipulate them by shoving them through with my finger.
(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Why did I wait so long?
from Lexington, Virginia
So much easier to use than the projector which takes time to set up and takes up room. This viewer allows easy access to slides and has helped me sort hundreds of slides to determine which to keep and digitize and which to toss.I'd fought with an overheating projector too long and only wish I'd bought this viewer sooner.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Definitely makes it easier.
from New Smyrna Beach, FL
I am sorting hundreds of old slides to convert to CDs. This viewer simplifies the project by holding 36 at a time. It presents clear, easy to view pictures for sorting.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Classic Desktop Slide Viewer
from Charlotte, nc
The battery/light installation instructions are not very clear.The viewer does not stack slides very well. The receiving compartment is too tight.
Hammacher Schlemmer Response: While this product has received positive feedback from other customers, it clearly did not measure up to your expectations, and for this we sincerely apologize. The only thing we value more than our reputation for quality products and outstanding service is your complete satisfaction. You can always order from Hammacher Schlemmer with confidence knowing that if you are disappointed with a product—for any reason—you may return it under our lifetime guarantee. Please contact our customer service team at 1-800-321-1484 and they will be happy to assist you.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Serves the purpose admirably.
By Carl the Slide Storer
from Albuquerque, NM
Good mechanism for screening a large number of slides without using a slide tray
(4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Like it very much, like one I had years
I have slides of years ago and am trying to give them to approprite people. My carousel is not working correctly.
(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Got this for my mom who is 88. She loved it. It was better than pulling out the big screen and the projector. And she can look at all her old photos and I don't have to.
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