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Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3

B&H # PASV3 Mfr # FPA003
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
 
4.3

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to load photos (7)
  • Efficient (4)
  • Fast (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Archive (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual photographer (4), Photo enthusiast (4), Technically challenged (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (11)
      • 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 23 customers

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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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                                            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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                                                  3.0

                                                  What you pay for is what you get.

                                                  By Knest

                                                  from Western Massacusetts

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Battery-free
                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Excellent Image

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Cheaply built

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

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

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                                                    4.0

                                                    What you pay for.

                                                    By Knest

                                                    from New England

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Excellent Image
                                                    • Great for quick viewing
                                                    • No batteries needed

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Cheap construction

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                      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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                                                      5.0

                                                      Preview slides in detail

                                                      By HED

                                                      from Miami Beach, FL

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Bright simple cheap

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about Pana-Vue Slide Viewer #3:

                                                          I have a small production company on South Beach, and now that it's increasingly difficult to have slide film processed, I make most of my client's slides (logos, theme-related artwork) via inkjet and acetate. But I find that two layers - overlayed and aligned - are necessary to provide rich color. Ergo the need to confirm alignment and the usefulness of this Pana Vue Slide Viewer #3.

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