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Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3

B&H # PASV3 Mfr # FPA003
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You Pay: $4.99
Product Highlights
  • 2x Power
  • Useful for Hand or Tabletop Viewing
  • Retractable Stand/Two Position Viewing

The Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3 is a small, portable viewer for 35mm, 126 and Super Slides. It offers bright illumination with full image coverage. Useful for hand or tabletop viewing.

Viewing Size Screen: Approx. 2.0 x 2.0" (5.1 x 5.1cm)
Construction Plastic
Color Black
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer

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Pana-VueSlide Viewer #3
 
4.4

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to load photos (8)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archive (3)
    • Home (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    What you pay for.

    The diffuser looks like it can be pulled off for cleaning, but I tried that and a corner broke off with the slightest of effort. Just blow air into the slot if any debris...Read complete review

    The diffuser looks like it can be pulled off for cleaning, but I tried that and a corner broke off with the slightest of effort. Just blow air into the slot if any debris gets in.At under $4 one can't expect better, but if the company offered the same item but with more robust construction, I would gladly pay extra for it.Otherwise, it is very convenient for quick viewing and the image is great. You don't even have to worry about the orientation of the slide when inserting. If it's upside-down, just rotate the whole unit to view.With better construction, this is 5-star material.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    What you pay for is what you get.

    5-stars if it was more solidly built, even at a higher price. Is quality becoming an endangered species?

    5-stars if it was more solidly built, even at a higher price. Is quality becoming an endangered species?

    Reviewed by 26 customers

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    5.0

    The Pana-Vue Slide Viewer

    By kayava2

    from Trenton, Michigan

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home
      • Traveling

      Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

      I was truly amazed and excited at how well this viewer shows the slides! I was able to see all my moms slides from when they were first married and all our vacations together....wow, what great memories. For the price, it is just an amazing little viewer!!!!!!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Tiny, but it works!

      By Julie

      from Reno, NV

      Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

      I recommend putting a rubber band around it to hold it more securely. It works fine for selecting slides, you'll probably use it a couple times, so the price is right! The quality is good.

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      5.0

      Making an imposible task pleasant

      By Jimbo

      from Los Banos, CA 93635

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Load Photos
      • Item Still In Stock

      Cons

      • Made A Nasty Job Pleasant

      Best Uses

      • Saves Using Projecors

      Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

      Dear sirs;Recently a family member passed away and I have shouldered the task of sorting out and cleaning out the house.During this project I came across seven boxes - 13x13x18 - that were filled from end-to-end with small, yellow, "Kodak" boxes of 35 mm slides, each box containing about 60 colored slide negatives. there were literally thousands of slides that needed to be examined for purposes of identification of individuals, weddings, vacation trips, etc. And many that had no bearing on anything and could be discarded.Having lost, sold, or scrapped my old slide projector and ground glass screens years ago, I recalled having having been exposed to small hand-held slide viewers, I set about to locate one.Starting with the yellow-pages in the telephone book, I began calling around to see if by chance any photo shops still had any of them. Many of the younger sales persons didn't know what I was talking about. One of them however recommended Googling the web, which I did.What do you know? B&H came up on the first attempt. I ordered a PANA-VUE slide viewer #3, priced at $[*]! It arrived by mail a week later and I have already examined quite-a-few of the Kodak boxes.It is so simple to sit in my favorite leather chair and go through the boxes of slides. Because the slides are negatives, it is almost impossible to make much out of the slides without a projector or this small hand-held viewer which views the slides in color.Thank you B&H; you have helped make an almost impossible task turn out to be quite simple, and even enjoyable!Jim [*]

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      • No

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      5.0

      Good!

      By Film Student

      from Michigan

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

            I mean I didn't really expect much of this little thing, it works just as well a I thought. Not much to it. But it does come super-packaged so I guess it doesn't break, although it's pretty small and plastic anyways. That would be fun if it came in more colors though, but black works fine for just one.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Perfect for what I needed it for

            By Ryan the Scanner

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To View Slides

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Slides

              Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

              I needed this for a customer who had a lot of slides to review before be brought them to me for scanning. It is inexpensive and works perfectly. Another good purchase from B&H. Thanks!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Just What The Doctor Ordered!

              By Doctor Love

              from Kernersville, NC

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos

              Cons

              • Looks A Little Delicate

              Best Uses

              • Archive

              Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

              We needed something inexpensive and fool-proof to review some old slides. This fit the bill perfectly!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              4.0

              Good for the money

              By Particle 85

              from Lac du Flambeau, WI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Load Photos

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Basic Viewing

                Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                This viewer is basic. However, for the money it's a good deal. As long as you have a light source it works fine.

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                • No

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                2.0

                Not what I hoped for

                By paularthur

                from Snohomish, WA

                About Me Photography Student

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Load Photos

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Archive

                  Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                  2X inadequate

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Works Great!

                  By Buried in Slides

                  from Albany, NY

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Load Photos
                  • No Batteries
                  • Price

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Slides

                    Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                    Works as promised. I needed something to review boxes full of slides and this fits the bill. I love that no batteries are required and there are no moving parts. Sometimes simpler really is better!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Nice and inexpensive.

                    By Retired

                    from Colorado

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Load Photos
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                        Bought the product to go through a lot of old slides; don't have to use batteries or a bulb.
                        Just aim it toward a window or a lamp. It is well made and sturdy.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great slide viewer

                        By Chapsix

                        from Connecticut

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Load Photos

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • View Slides

                          Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                          What a great little device! I have hundreds of old slides to view before I digitize them and couldn't find a slide projector any where. Found this great device for $. It is perfect! So simple to use, easy to see the slides and it has paid for itself over and over! Best $ I have ever spent!

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          great tool for sorting a few 35MM slides

                          By Mr. Perfect

                          from Lodi, Ca

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Load Photos

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archive
                            • Viewing Small Quantities

                            Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                            I had 227 slides to sort before having them put on a DVD. The Slide Viewer #3 was quick and is very easy to use. A perfect tool for this size job.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Very fast ship

                            By tarry

                            from austin

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                  Simple and compact. Easy way to take a quick peek at slides for sorting.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Cheap, simple, effective technology

                                  By Ian

                                  from Cherryfield ME

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                        This is the simplest kind of slide viewer: no power or anything, all you do is put in a slide and point it at a source of light (sun, candle, lightbulb, moon) and your little lapidary image comes before you. Such viewers used to be generally used by home slide photographers but now hardly anyone carries them; B&H fortunately does, and though it's a very cheaply made little plastic thing it does its simple job perfectly.

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                                        • No

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                                        4.0

                                        Low tech but does the job!

                                        By Major Cutter

                                        from Florida

                                        About Me Technically Challenged

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Efficient
                                        • Fast
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Sharp Detail

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                            Small and easy to use. No bells or whistles. Works by putting slide in and holding unit up to the light. No batteries required. Great value!

                                            • Primary use:
                                            • Personal

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                                            4.0

                                            Not Everything Has to be Complicated

                                            By EdtheK

                                            from Woodmere, NY

                                            About Me Technically Challenged

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Efficient
                                            • Fast

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Lots of slides to sort
                                              • Photos and Graphics

                                              Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                              Does this sound familiar? Boxes full of slides and you're holding them up, squinting at each one with the ceiling light as a light source. Well, the ceiling light will still be your light source, but this simple viewer will make your life much easier and save your vision.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Quick and Easy Slide Show With Panavue 3

                                              By Moss

                                              from Los Angeles, California

                                              About Me Tech Savvy

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Efficient
                                              • Fast
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Photos and Graphics

                                                Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                I digitized 2200 slides from deep past-1950 and on to the 90's, storing them on a 2Gb Flash Drive. Separated out the slides of friends and family and sent them off to each with a Panavue 3 enclosed. Am getting back big Thank You emails and it was easy and low cost. I'm the family hero.

                                                • Primary use:
                                                • Personal

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                                                5.0

                                                loved it..

                                                By Patch....

                                                from Santa Monica.

                                                About Me Technically Challenged

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Efficient

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Home

                                                  Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                  Perfect and simpe! My Dad has plenty of the old 2 by 2 slides and was just what he wanted. No need for the electic ones, and at a great price!

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Personal

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfect for the price!

                                                  By jim

                                                  from rutland V.T.

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Low Cost

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Dont drop it may break

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                    Gives very crisp and clear viewing for all size slides,
                                                    I built a mount for a digital web cam and this viewer to convert slides to digital images.Works great.

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                                                    2.0

                                                    small image, low light

                                                    By Steve, the slide viewer

                                                    from New York

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                    I purchased this viewer in order to review about 1000 old slides prior to having them put on a DVD. The image is small, and as it has no battery, it must be held up to the light each time you look at a slide. This is a nuisance. It is also not large enough for two people to view at once. I wound up buying a more expensive, battery operated viewer by the same company.

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