Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2009/09/30

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Subject: [Leica] Pradovit 253 IR problems
From: jshul at (Jim Shulman)
Date: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 22:13:32 -0400
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I have the curved field version on my 253 IR, and it works fine--so long as
the slides warm up!  It usually takes about half a magazine for the
temperature to get toasty enough.  

When you have the right optics and condenser, it's really amazing--a marked
improvement over my old Carousel (with supposedly premium optics).

Jim Shulman
Wynnewood, PA

-----Original Message-----
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[ at] On Behalf Of Sonny
Sent: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 9:54 PM
To: Leica Users Group
Subject: Re: [Leica] Pradovit 253 IR problems

Bill, I think the Colorpan expects glass mounted slides.  They made another
version that was a CF  or curved field that would do regular slides, if I
recall.   Kodak did that too.

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 8:26 PM, Bill Lawlor <wvl at> wrote:

> Recently I was given a Pradovit projector in  what appears to be good
> condition. The Lens is a Colorplan 2.5/90 Made by Leitz Portugal. I have
> some feed issues, but the big problem is focus. I cannot get all areas of
> slide in focus at the same time. Letting the slide warm up makes no
> difference. I tried two different plastic mounted slides and some old
> cardboard Kodachromes. The Kodachromes "pop" but don't focus across the
> image evenly.
> I would be thankful for any of the LUG collective wisdom about this
> problem. I don't want to go back to the carousel.
> Thanks, Bill Lawlor
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