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#1 Andy_Alderslade

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Posted 23 May 2006 - 04:58 AM

Hey I used to use one of these that at my University film society.

I found it pretty usefull so I purchased one of ebay - it arrived and I found the screen was a lot more green looking than I remember it, and when switching it on the light barely gets through the screen, let alone some correctly exposed film.

Could it be the age of the bulb, or has the screen 'decomposed' in some way?
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#2 Guy Bennett

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Posted 04 June 2006 - 07:26 AM

I recently picked up a SB2 viewer, and the screen is a little yellow looking to my eye. I don't know if that's the way they came originally, or if the screen has yellowed with age.

There are currently 3 SB1s on ebay as listed here.. You might want to check out the pix to see if these look like yours (they look a little yellowish to me). While that doesn't really respond to your question, it will at least give you an idea of whether this is common or not.

BTW, my viewer did not come with a manual, so iIf anyone has a copy of the manual for either the SB1 or SB2 that they'd be willing to email me, I'd much appreciate it.
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#3 Guy Bennett

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 03:35 AM

I forgot to add that, though the screen on my viewer looks a little yellow, the film image is nonetheless bright and clear when I use it. Also, if you think it might be your bulb, you can easily get a replacement. It takes a 6v10w halogen bulb that you can find here.

Good luck.
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