How do you store & share your LF transparencies?

Recent Classifieds

Forum statistics

Threads
177,074
Messages
2,429,047
Members
94,123
Latest member
Munky
Recent bookmarks
3

BradS

Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
7,231
Location
Soulsbyville, California
Shooter
35mm
Simple question really. I want to carry about a dozen 4x5 color transparencies with me on the road and be able to share them with friends by simply holding them up to a window or, clear skies (ie no light box). Need some kind of archival, frosted on one side, protective sleeves. There's lot's of 'em out there -- any suggestions?
 

rbarker

Member
Joined
Oct 31, 2004
Messages
2,218
Location
Rio Rancho,
Shooter
Multi Format
One of the more attractive means of transparency presentation I've seen are black transparency mounts that are similar to mattes for use in presentation boxes.
 

5x7Deardorff

Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2005
Messages
2
Shooter
4x5 Format
Try this...

LightImpressions has some single transparency black light weight 'frames' with a frosted back that will allow a 4x5 to slip inside. The frame is then 'latched' at the corner. I would seriously consider one of the small, flat light boxes that run off a converter to display your work. The quality of the light and for the viewer is much better than holding the image up to the light. The light box and a archival box to store the transparencies will fit in a very compact over the shoulder bag.
 

Ole

Moderator
Moderator
Joined
Sep 9, 2002
Messages
9,250
Location
Bergen, Norway
Shooter
Large Format
I once bought a pack of Panodia transparency sleeves - 5x7" slides in 8x10" black mat; all fitting in a transparent sleewe with frosted back. That, plus a battery-powered HAMA lightbox, is perfect for the purpose.
 

mark

Subscriber
Joined
Nov 13, 2003
Messages
5,686
GaussianNoise said:
Simple question really. I want to carry about a dozen 4x5 color transparencies with me on the road and be able to share them with friends by simply holding them up to a window or, clear skies (ie no light box). Need some kind of archival, frosted on one side, protective sleeves. There's lot's of 'em out there -- any suggestions?

I'ld go with one of those small battery light boxes, and plain old sleeves since these are just for friends, and informal situations. Holding them up to a light or a window will not show off their true beauty. Hold one up to a window and then plop it on a good light table. I found the difference to be quite amazing. I transport my trannies to and from my father's house-where the scanner is-in a little file box if I am carrying the whole bunch, or just an old film box.
 
Photrio.com contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links.
To read our full affiliate disclosure statement please click Here.

PHOTRIO PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Ilford Photo ADOX Freestyle Photographic Photo Warehouse Stearman Press Weldon Color Lab
Top Bottom