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Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1

B&H # PASV1 Mfr # FPA001
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You Pay: $35.95
Product Highlights
  • For 35mm Slides
  • 4x Magnification
  • Lock Bar for Constant Illumination
  • Operates on Two "C" Batteries

The Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1 is a table top viewer that has a two-way base for a choice of viewing angles. It features a bright, 4x magnification on a bright 2.25 x 2.25" viewing screen. The light bar lock provides constant illumination by not having to hold the button. It operates on two "C" batteries (not included) or on household current with optional GAF transformer.

Lightweight and easy to use
Portable
Use in studio or at home
Viewing Size Screen: 2.25 x 2.25" (5.7 x 5.7cm)
Overall Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
Lamp Type Pana-Vue DL245
Number of Lamps One
Lamp Life Not Specified by Manufacturer
Carry Handle No
Tilt Bar No
Wall Mountable No
Construction Plastic
Color Gray
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Power Source Two "C" batteries (not included)
Voltage 120V, 60Hz (when used with optional GAF transformer)

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Pana-Vue6560 Slide Viewer #1
 
4.3

(based on 59 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to load photos (33)
  • Strong construction (14)
  • Attractive (13)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Compact (8)

Cons

  • Poor quality (5)

Best Uses

  • Archive (10)
  • General purpose (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual photographer (22), Photo enthusiast (21), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (39)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent product for the price

This slide viewer has been excellent for reviewing some 5000 slides I have collected over the years. It is easy to use and dependable. It has also been very useful in preparing slide...Read complete review

This slide viewer has been excellent for reviewing some 5000 slides I have collected over the years. It is easy to use and dependable. It has also been very useful in preparing slide programs. For its price,it has been a great investment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad for low tech low-cost solution

I recently found some old family slides I wanted to see. I don't use slides as a medium so didn't want to invest in anything expensive or space intensive.This product gets the job done....Read complete review

I recently found some old family slides I wanted to see. I don't use slides as a medium so didn't want to invest in anything expensive or space intensive.This product gets the job done. It was inexpensive and simple to operate. Just stick the slide in and press down. The little screen lights up & you can see the slide. Not good for people at a distance because the viewing window is small or if you have a lot of slides since it's a one-at-a-time viewer. But perfect for my purposes and the 200-300 slides I have.

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5.0

Good visibility and light switch

By Melanoma Mama

from Portland Oregon

About Me Semi-Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Traveling

    Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

    Viewing old family slides, and collaborating with an author on a book, using his slides from his service in Vietnam.
    I like that I can push down on the slide and the light stays on, so my book collaborator, who has Parkinson's from his exposure to Agent Orange, doesn't have to hold the slide in.
    The viewing screen is big and bright enough.
    I can set it on the table and it doesn't flop over.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great VIEWER

    By RED Big LA

    from Los Angeles

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Home

      Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

      I'm young and I can see how this can bring back the old slides to life for many, but for me it helps me to decide which slides to scan, if, when and at what cost. Plus I like seeing the slide raw, its really a work of art. So beautiful.

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By Arlene

      from CT

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Easy To Load Photos
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

          I really enjoyed this viewer. It's perfect for viewing slides.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Very well pleased all around

          By Fritz

          from A burb of Chicago

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Classic Timeless Design
          • Simple Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

              This rugged, adaptable viewer solved a reviewing problem in selecting old time, family type slides to convert to digital. It works quite well and is an asset in quickly determining which of the pictures to save and format. And the B&H service was equally splendid with much obvious attention paid to good customer service techniques, detailing each step of the process. Thanks.

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              • No

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              5.0

              memories of old

              By Lynda

              from Yazoo City MS

              Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

              thanks to this viewer my parents have been able to go back in time and relive old times that were full of fun and happy times. This viewer has really made a brighter time in their life. One of the best purchases I have ever made.

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              5.0

              Perfect description of item

              By Skeets

              from Naples, FL

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Load Photos

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                  Having thousands of old color slides and not having a projector, this unit makes it very easy to review and sort out the undesirable photos

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Pana-Vue 6560 Slide viewer

                  By Gary8907

                  from Navarre, Ohio

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Load Photos

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                      I bought this to look at, and catalogue, hundreds of old slides that my parents had taken of my brother, and myself, while we were growing up. This little viewer worked out great, and made the work of going through the slides very easy and enjoyable.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      GreatrViewer

                      By Herb

                      from Kuna, ID

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Easy To Load Photos
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                          Owned the exact same model many years ago. It works great. It does not eat batteries. Would recommend and to one and all.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Slide sorting - just the thing

                          By John

                          from Dallas

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Load Photos
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Archive
                            • Display

                            Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                            Have several hundreds of old 35 mm slides.

                            This viewer is being used to sort the slides before loading them into a software file. You get a very clear picture that represents the picture as taken.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Handy

                            By wpa

                            from Columbus TX

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                I use to review slides for orientation, etc before scanning. With battery power, can use it anywhere.

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                WORKS GREAT

                                By musicgirl

                                from san gabriel, CA

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                    This viewer works fine for what I need to sort and categorize old slides. Picture is clear and bright. Glad I found it at a reasonable price.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Works for me

                                    By Evelyn

                                    from Ormond Beach, FL

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Consistent Reactions
                                    • Easily Cleaned

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                        It's been over 30 years since I last took a 35 mm. picture. With no working projector to view my slides, this is perfect for me -- small, easy to use, bright picture. I do wish the picture size was a little larger.

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                                        5.0

                                        a classic tool

                                        By ethomp

                                        from newtown, ct

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                              My dad had one of these for many years. Now that I have the task of sorting through his hundreds of thousands of slides, this tool is indispensable for deciding which slides to keep and which to discard.

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                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Good product. Good price.

                                              By Mr H

                                              from Vancouver BC

                                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                  Only regret is that it requires batteries. It does not include the plug in and cord.

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                                                  1.0

                                                  RETURNING ITEM

                                                  By Bluis

                                                  from Ohio

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Poor Construction

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                      I could not get this to work. After installing the batteries it would not work, took the batteries out and the bulb housing fell out and would not go back in. Very poor quality, I am returning it.

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                                                      4.0

                                                      Provides useful convenience

                                                      By Bill

                                                      from Naugatuck, CT

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Load Photos

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Archive

                                                        Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                        I am using this to review my old slides, and deciding whether to scan the slides into a digital file.

                                                        I quickly gives a clear bright image of the slide.

                                                        Very happy with its performance, so far.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        3.0

                                                        Not too impressed

                                                        By Digital Mischief

                                                        from Bradenton, FL

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Easy To Load Photos

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Poor Construction

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Slides

                                                        Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                        This is identical to the one I had purchased 12 years ago. I can interchange the back part, etc. New one is brighter (due to the newer white screen), but that's it, plus it seems the slides don't pop out like they should. Should have just stayed with the old one. I think there are better models out there.

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                                                        • No

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                                                        5.0

                                                        Panavue 6560

                                                        By DAVE

                                                        from Columbia City OR 97018

                                                        About Me Casual Photographer

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Compact
                                                        • Easy to Use
                                                        • Lightweight

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Family Photos

                                                          Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                          Viewer works as expected. Slides are easy to put in and out of the slot. So far no problems. It works well for intended use. Too bad it dosen't hold larger slides also.

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                                                          4.0

                                                          serves the purpose

                                                          By Tante

                                                          from Lafayette, LA

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Compact
                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Great Picture Quality
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                          • A bit wobbly

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • I use it to sort slides

                                                          Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                          to sort slide collection

                                                          faster than a projector for my purposes

                                                          not as stable as it could be, but for the price I, am satisfied.

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                                                          • No

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                                                          4.0

                                                          Glad I Bought It

                                                          By R. Ranger

                                                          from Indianapolis, IN

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Compact
                                                          • Easy to Use
                                                          • Lightweight

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about Pana-Vue 6560 Slide Viewer #1:

                                                              I've been going through thousand of old slides I bought. It's been slow going with a light board or putting them in a carousel and projecting them. The Pana-Vue slide viewer has made the project much easier. I was a little leery of buying it after reading some of the reviews about its build quality, but I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, it's plastic, but it's a strong hard plastic that feels solid and works fine. I don't feel any need to baby it. It's design is a little top-heavy, so I think it could use a wider base for extra stability.

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