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Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box - Stainless Steel Frame and Two 5000K Lamps

B&H # POLB10122C Mfr # 1012-2C
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10 x 12" Light Box - The redesigned line of Gagne Porta-Trace light boxes virtually eliminates the "hot spots". The frames and reflectors combined with the thick plexiglass top - provide uniform and even lighting over the entire durable, stable viewing surface.

Economical and sturdy light box
Bright even daylight illumination with 5000K daylight tubes
Wall mountable
Adjustable stand
Stainless steel construction
Viewing Size 10 x 12" (254 x 304.8mm)
Overall Size 11 x 13" (279.4 x 330.2mm)
Lamp Type 5000K Fluorescent
Number of Lamps 2
Lamp Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Carry Handle Not Applicable
Tilt Bar Yes
Wall Mountable Not Applicable
Construction Stainless steel
Color Silver Steel finish
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Source AC
Voltage 110V
Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box - Stainless Steel Frame and Two 5000K Lamps
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Porta-Trace / Gagne10 x 12" Light Box
     
    4.7

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (26)
    • Durable (22)
    • Easily viewed (20)
    • Easy to use (7)
    • Strong construction (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Productivity (12)
      • Professional (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (10), Budget shopper (9), Midrange shopper (9), Photo enthusiast (4), Pro photographer (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (22), Business (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (11)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect proportion proofs positive pics

      I have almost 10K slides to review, and restore or destroy. With the sharp light to the corners of the frame, more slides can be viewed accurately more quickly. Thanks Gagne and...Read complete review

      I have almost 10K slides to review, and restore or destroy. With the sharp light to the corners of the frame, more slides can be viewed accurately more quickly. Thanks Gagne and B&H.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      scratched surface

      This is a nice portable light table for the price, but the one I received had numerous scratches and blemishes on the white plexiglass surface. I returned it and I'm hping the replacement doesn't...Read complete review

      This is a nice portable light table for the price, but the one I received had numerous scratches and blemishes on the white plexiglass surface. I returned it and I'm hping the replacement doesn't have the same issue.

      Reviewed by 46 customers

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      5.0

      Great light box

      By JJ the Photographer

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Macro Photography

        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

        I had a cheapo light box and the light from the 16 watts on this light box is very bright compared to my old box. Also, the price from B + H of $[*] was cheaper than most of the used ones on [*].

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Excellent Economical Way to View slides

        By marcrail

        from Rockville MD

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Poor Design

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

        The box allows you to see in brilliant color a sheet of 20 slides. It is exactly what I needed at a reasonable price. There is one small problem. The electrical cord is very short. Unfortunately it also has a three prong grounded plug. I have three extension cords but none of them accept a three prong plug. I assume one is made but it's a pain to get another one. However it has a silver lining in that I've placed the light box on a chair to get it close to the wall socket and it happens to be at a perfect height.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Sturdy, straightforward

        By Grampee Dee

        from Wyoming

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

            I use this to study Widelux panorama negatives, both to preview general quality and to inspect grain. I like the no frills sturdy design. The light is indeed very evenly dispersed and bright. My wife is coveting it, hoping to use it for tracing for her artwork.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            awesome!

            By gp

            from nj

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Black & White Photos
                • Traditional Prints

                Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                i use it for matting my photos. shows through the images well and i can see how straight it looks. great buy!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Does the job well

                By Peter the painter

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Archive

                  Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                  I use this product to view my hundreds if not thousands of negative strips plus thoudands of slides. Good bright but cool light. I went for a box with two bulbs so the whole surface wass illuminated and it does the trick. I didnt need to travel with the box so its chunky size was not a problem. I wanted something of high quality for a decent price and think I've got it.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great light box

                  By ss

                  from Washington, D.C.

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                      This is a great light box for small projects or for traveling. It's very powerful, even light. I would definitely recommend it!

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Macro Friend

                      By PhotoDreamer

                      from North Dakota

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Macro Photography
                          • View Slides And Negative

                          Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                          I use this light box for macro photography. I borrowed a friends a couple of months back on fell in love with the results. I used it to shoot flowers and leaves. The leaf shots turned out amazing and I ended up doing a project for my schooling with them. This is a must have!

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good for the medical office of 2013!

                          By limpidlizard

                          from San Jose, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good price
                          • Good size
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Too Small For Large Xrays

                          Best Uses

                          • As A Medical Lightbox

                          Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                          Now that almost all (but not quite all) xrays are transmitted in digital form, there is very little need for a traditional Xray viewbox. Occasionally, however, a patient will arrive with a hardcopy Xray to be read. Unless you need something larger, this fits the bill quite nicely and is much less expensive than dedicated medical viewboxes.

                          It allows photography of the radiograph, too, so the hardcopy can be returned to the patient and a digital image uploaded to the patient's electronic record.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Quality and good value for the money.

                          By Layback45

                          from Okemos, MI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive Design
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Organized

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archive

                            Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                            Excellent for a quick perusal of an entire page of 35mm slides. Bright and accurate lighting. Sure beats holding your slide pages up to a window. Works just as well for medium and large format also.

                            Len Espinosa

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                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Bright even light - almost too bright.

                            By radioguy1

                            from Atlanta, Georgia

                            About Me Budget Shopper

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easily Viewed
                            • Lightweight
                            • Long Lasting

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                Perfect for looking at negs and/or slides. If necessary you could use a piece of tracing paper to soften the light a bit. Otherwise, it's sturdy and just right for my needs.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Worked great!

                                By Jen

                                from New York, NY

                                Verified Buyer

                                Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                I used this to look at 35mm slides and it worked great! The only downside is that the light is evenly distributed, but it worked for my purposes.

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                                5.0

                                Great light box-price is right!

                                By Kathryn

                                from Kalamazoo, MI

                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                    Students are able to use this at their individual desks. Although on the small side, it is easily portable and the bulb seems to last forever.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Seeing a translucent world

                                    By Judi

                                    from Oregon

                                    About Me Budget Shopper

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easily Viewed
                                    • Easy On Eyes
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Photography

                                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                      Will be using the light box to back light flower petals / flowers for photography. The few I have tried came out beautifully. Very pleased with just how portable and well made it is. Thanks you!

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      10 x 12" Light Box by Porta-Trace

                                      By Quick

                                      from Glen allen VA

                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easily Viewed
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Productivity

                                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                        Because I lost my darkroom whem moving in to a smaller house , I needed something better than holding up against a light for sorting negatives and transperancies to be scanned in to a digital medium .This Light Box is small and portable but most important , it has the right and even illumination over the entire surface !

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        2.0

                                        scratched surface

                                        By rovco

                                        from Indiana

                                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                            This is a nice portable light table for the price, but the one I received had numerous scratches and blemishes on the white plexiglass surface. I returned it and I'm hping the replacement doesn't have the same issue.

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Good for the price

                                            By skippe93

                                            from Hagerstown, MD

                                            About Me Midrange Shopper

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Durable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Productivity

                                              Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                              This light box could be brighter, but, given the price, it works well. I like that it comes with two lamps instead of just one.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Business

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                                              5.0

                                              Well built and even light.

                                              By Photo 1 Teacher

                                              from GA

                                              About Me Budget Shopper

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easily Viewed
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Long Lasting

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Productivity
                                                • Professional

                                                Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                                Just right for my Photo 1 high school students. I'll be back for another one.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Business

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                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Beautiful Product except for one Oops!

                                                By George

                                                from Tampa Bay, FL

                                                About Me Budget Shopper

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Durable
                                                • Easily Viewed
                                                • Lightweight

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                                    I turned on the light box and it looked like there was some stuff on the surface of the white plexiglass. I started to wipe it with a wet paper towel and it wouldn't come off. I started to get mad and I thought it was defective. As it turned out, I noticed a corner peeling up a little and then stupid me realized they had protected the white plexiglass with white plastic film for shipping. Oops! I peeled it off and the surface of the plexiglass was beautiful.

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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                                                    5.0

                                                    10 X 12 Light Box

                                                    By Raven

                                                    from Dallas, Texas

                                                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Durable
                                                    • Lightweight

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Productivity

                                                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                                      I'm using the light box to convert my negatives.

                                                      • Primary use:
                                                      • Personal

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Good light box

                                                      By TheAlcemist

                                                      from Arlington, MA

                                                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Durable
                                                      • Easily Viewed
                                                      • Lightweight

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Film Review

                                                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 10 x 12" Light Box:

                                                        I use this light box for reviewing negatives before scanning or printing and also for underlighting small macro objects. It works well for both purposes. It is lightweight but still feels well made. It has fairly even light and the price was good. I may consider a larger one in the future if I decide to do more with underlighing, but I bought this originally for reviewing film so I can't complain too much.

                                                        For the price, and considering the quality of the available case (see my review for the #1012 case from Porta-Trace/Gagne), they should have included the case with the light box instead of charging extra (and too much) for a fairly light weight materials. Even still to keep the dust off and make transporting, I do recommend biting the bullet and jsut buying the case as well, or if you are handy with a sewing maching or have an old small pillow case handy, make a simple case yourself.

                                                        • Primary use:
                                                        • Personal

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