Archive for the Category ◊ Slides ◊

• Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Taping it down

Many years ago, I published a process for mounting film chips in slide mounts. It involved a lot of fiddling with temporary bits of tape, and scraps of plastic to protect the film from fingerprints. I’ve replaced all of that by using a long, thin piece of clear plastic to help me manipulate the film.

Read on for details and photos.

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• Saturday, February 28th, 2009
50x50 and 50x40 mounts

50x50 and 50x40 mounts

What good is an image if you can’t view it?

How can you view your image if you can’t mount it?

There are several mounts from which to choose.  How are they simmilar and how do they differ?

I’ve gathered some information on the multiple mounts available for medium format stereo slides.

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• Saturday, October 04th, 2008

Digital images just stack up on your hard drive or at flickr.  Physical images require physical storage space.

I’m still looking for the perfect way to store my medium format stereo slides, but have made some notes covering some things I’ve tried.  Special mention is made of Peter Thomson’s 3D Treasures storage boxes.

Since first publishing this, I’ve heard from a couple of other photographers who have offered their storage methods for consideration.

Dan Vint suggests boxes from Light Impressions for storing slides.  The company offers several sizes of boxes.  Dan says he’s using the boxes designed for 4×5 images with good results.  If these sizes aren’t to your liking, he pointed me at building supplies from Hollanders from which you can build your own.

Dorothy Mladenka says she stores her slides in boxes which originally held 250 sheets of 5×7 photo paper.  They let her store her slides on edge and appear to be a very good fit.  Of course with the decreasing popularity of darkroom printing, these may now be hard to come by in any quantity.

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