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#1 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:39 PM

Hello friends,
do you recommend some small and portable 35mm projectors? Useful for projecting small films in 35mm, such as 100feet home films, or short films of few minutes.
Not a movie of hours, of course!
 
It's hard to find them, because with the search "35mm projector" come out from eBay and similar slide projectors.
It would be appropriate to know brands and names.
 
Fine even very old projectors, even crank, just as functional to the projection.
 
Ah, low price range!
 
Thank you!

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#2 Frank Wylie

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:03 PM

Luigi,

 

Why stop there?  How about build yourself a 35mm motion picture camera, printer and projector, as well as developing and drying rack?

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/44585

 

Scroll down to page 199 and start constructing!


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#3 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:05 PM

What do you think of one like that?

 

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#4 Luigi Castellitto

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:15 PM

Frank, for the experimental use I would like to make of 35mm it would be good an auto build machine. One my compatriots have created a 35mm projector with an "Arduino" hardware (there is an international version of this hardware?), but I'm not a good builder, also for a cranked version.
For cases like mine there is Lomokino, but as I said to those who recommended it to me, I don't really like the non-fluid effect.

 
Maybe I found a good Konvas 35mm, but for the projector is more difficult.

 

I saw something cranked version, not for sale, it would also be a nice piece of decor. :)


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#5 Frank Wylie

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:17 PM

It's a toy projector and way, way overpriced.  The images would be very dim and you'd destroy your film in about 3 passes through the projector.

 

Since you are in Italy, you should look for a vintage 35mm silent film projector (assuming you can live without sound upon projection).

 

In the U.S., you can find something like a Powers or DeVry or Universal Projector for a few hundred dollars if you look around a bit.


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#6 Frank Wylie

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 08:22 PM

Something like this has sound:  https://www.ebay.com...4oAAMXQR4FRjq5d

 

Check around your area for old men who collect projectors.  Trust me, they exist and they have machines that are marginal or incomplete and will try to get you interested in their hobby, so they will sell it to you cheap IF you gain their trust.

 

If nothing else, they would probably project your footage for you for free.

 

Millions of projectors were made and a lot of them survive, but only in collections and in back rooms of eccentric old men like myself...


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#7 Wilfried E. Keil

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Posted 22 April 2018 - 08:50 PM

In the German Democratic Republic they built the TK 35 as an "portable" projector, which was very often used for mobile cinemas in Germany also after 1990.

You can get them with many accessories or without...

...but maybe it is too large and heavy for you...

...so maybe that one you post in the link is better for you...


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