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Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box - Stainless Steel Frame and Two 5000K Lamps

B&H # POLB11182C Mfr # 1118-2C
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You Pay: $89.95

11 x 18" 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.

Durable Stainless Steel frame will maintain its attractive appearance for years
Excellent color rendering; Better light distribution
Over 42 years of experience and quality goes into each Porta-Trace unit
Bright even illumination with 5000K daylight tubes
Adjustable stand
May also be wall mounted
Viewing Size 9-7/8 x 17-5/16" (253 x 438mm)
Overall Size 11 x 18-3/8 x 3" (279.4 x 463 x 76.2mm) (WLH)
Lamp Type 5000K Fluorescent, 15 Watts each
Number of Lamps 2
Carry Handle Not Applicable
Tilt Bar Yes
Wall Mountable Yes
Construction Stainless Steel
Color Matte Silver
Weight 7 lbs (3175g)
Power Source Built-in AC cord
Voltage 110V
Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box - Stainless Steel Frame and Two 5000K Lamps
  • One-Year Warranty
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    Porta-Trace / Gagne11 x 18" Light Box
     
    4.5

    (based on 15 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (7)
    • Attractive (3)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (4)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (9)

        Reviewed by 15 customers

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        4.0

        Nice Light Box

        By TNPhoto

        from Nashville, TN

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Price Point

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

            Purchased this light box for macro photography. It does a nice job of bottom lighting subjects.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works as advertised

            By TomServoca

            from Calgary, Alberta

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Slidenegative Review
              • Tracings

              Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

              Not much to say, it does what it is supposed to do.

              Bought it for my son who is an Architectural Technologies student. He uses it for tracings.

              I steal it to review my old negatives and slides.

              Well built. Just a bit of gaffer tape on the feet to stop it from scratching the desk

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              • No

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              4.0

              11 x 18" Light Box by Porta-Trace / Gagn

              By Don

              from Jacksonville, FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                    Looks great though I haven't used it yet. The only disappointment was that the top is plexiglas, not glass.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for reviewing negatives

                    By Michael

                    from Houston, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • 2 Lamps
                    • Bright
                    • Compact
                    • Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography
                      • Viewing Negatives

                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                      It's sturdy, lightweight, and with two lamps instead of one it is plenty bright. I use this to review negative film before scanning. I am glad I got the 11x18 instead of the 10x12 since even the 11x18 seems smaller than I thought it would be.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great proofing box next to my scanner

                      By GeneG

                      from Chantilly, VA

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact

                      Cons

                      • Bulky

                      Best Uses

                      • Photography

                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                      I needed to review slides and negatives before scanning and this works great. Good light and small size works in my work flow.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wonderful tool!

                      By Ashley

                      from Belmont, MA

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Art Making

                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                        I work as a professional illustrator, and bought this lightbox a few weeks ago to help with altering and fine-tuning my sketches. So far it's been a great purchase! The lighting is very even, and the box turns on easily - just push and hold the button for a few seconds and the lights will come on reliably. The surface is also a great size - wide enough to comfortably work with my drawings.

                        There really aren't any major downsides... I suppose if I had to pick on something it would be the wire legs that left scuff marks on my table. But that's not a major issue, nor does it alter the effectiveness of the product. Also, I do wish that this had a carrying handle, but really it works fine without one of those. All in all, I would recommend this light box!

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Best Pick

                        By cellomum

                        from Portland OR

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Easy To Load Photos
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Archive
                          • Art
                          • Display

                          Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                          Great even light, quiet, well built.
                          Good size for 2 pages of negatives, good size for artwork, and fun to use in experimental photo ops.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          I would buy this product again

                          By rick

                          from texas

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • No assembly required
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • No negative holder
                          • Not wall mountable

                          Best Uses

                          • Black & White Photos

                          Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                          Even light distribution. It has the right amount of light.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Light Box

                          By Ladydreamer

                          from Colorado

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                              This was definately a good bang for the buck. Very bright light good for either my mosaics on glass or tracing an embroidery pattern to fabric. Nice size for the studio and well made. I can find no cons for this product!
                              Happy in Colorado

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                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              VERY DECENT

                              By *****

                              from BK NY

                              Verified Buyer

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                                Cons

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                                    Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                    light box = is what it is = GOOD

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    5.0

                                    Good tool to define drawing

                                    By Erlon Silva

                                    from Los Angeles, CA

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • To compose a drawing

                                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                      Really cool to clean a sketch and to compose a final drawing. The light doesn't hurt the eyes. The size 11X18" is the best deal. I recomend to illustrators.

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                                      5.0

                                      Everything it should be, invaluable.

                                      By Kerry

                                      from Florida

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Large but compact
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Warm after a while

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Display
                                      • Tracing

                                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                      This light box is the perfect size for me. Right now I'm mostly using it for tracing for design work, but could definitely see using it for photography. The prop leg in the back is excellent for giving a nice tilted work surface. It does get pretty warm after several hours of use but I wouldn't say hot. It's very well constructed and doesn't have any sharp corners. I would definitely buy it again, the size (11x18) is perfect for two side by side pages.

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Vast Improvement

                                      By Pam

                                      from Bellvue, CO

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design
                                      • Bright evenly lit
                                      • Easy To Load Photos
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Needs lip when tilted

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Color slide pages

                                      Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                      This light box is great for viiewing 2 pages of slides side by side. Evenly lit and bright, it is a joy to use, and a substantial improvement over my old one. When tilted, however, the slide pages fall off. it would help if there were a small lip preventing this, hence the 4 instead of five stars. The construction is strong, and has the feel of q quality product.

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                                      4.0

                                      porta-trace Gagne light box works

                                      By dc

                                      from los angeles

                                      About Me Business Professional, Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Professional

                                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                        Works as expected. A thinner design would be nice.

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                                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Should Have Bought It A Long Time Ago

                                        By Mel

                                        from Mountain View, CA

                                        About Me Photographer, Traveler

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Functional

                                        Cons

                                        • Could be a little thinner

                                        Best Uses

                                        • amateur 35mm photography

                                        Comments about Porta-Trace / Gagne 11 x 18" Light Box:

                                        The surface can hold 2 sheets of 35mm negatives or slides side by side, making it so much easier to see an entire roll of film at the same time. I shoot 35mm black-and-white as well as colour slides. Previously I have been using things like the bedroom window, table lamps and battery-powered slide viewers. The ability to see the entire roll at the same time make a big difference and I wish I had bought it years ago.

                                        I know it's made of some metal, plastic and a few lamps and does not seem to worth this much money. That's what I had been telling myself over the years. However over the years I have not been able to find the time and effort to build one from scratch on my own. So there you go.

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