Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
05-03-2016, 02:15 PM   #1
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
YeOldePentaxian's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Calgary
Photos: Albums
Posts: 568
1959 2x3 inch colour slides

I've been learning a lot more than I ever expected about different film formats and their image sizes as I sift through the family archive of old photographs and negatives that have ended up in my hands.

Every time I think I have come across my last new format or size, I find something else in an envelope. I have some mounted colour slides shot in 1959 that have a viewable area of approximately 2 inches by 3 inches. I am assuming this was a 120 format film but I have a few questions.

I have been able to find information about other slide format sizes like the SuperSlide, but not much about this format.

How would I refer to a slide of this size? As a 6x8 or 6x9?

And, given the time frame for the images, any suggestions the most likely film used?

05-03-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
Otis Memorial Pentaxian
Loyal Site Supporter
stevebrot's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Vancouver (USA)
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 38,872
They might be 2x3 sheet film slides (basically the same as 6x9). The camera would have looked like a half-size press or view camera. At one time there would have been a wide choice of films available, though at present there are only a handful of B&W films in that size. 120 Roll film holders were also made.

@Nesster, do you have any experience with 2x3?


Steve
05-03-2016, 03:22 PM   #3
Forum Member




Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vermont
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 56
Years ago I had a Mamiya Press camera with interchangeable backs. One was a 6x9 roll film holder. I shot some transparency film in it that I turned into "lantern slides" for a massive medium format projector. Sounds like what you have there. Hmmm. I'll have to go dig mine out. The images looked gorgeous on the big screen.
03-23-2017, 07:57 PM   #4
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
YeOldePentaxian's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Calgary
Photos: Albums
Posts: 568
Original Poster
Thought I would post this here rather than starting a new thread. I want to clean up some of these images before an 80th birthday gathering for my mother, and just had a couple of questions. The attached images are all 2 x 3 format slides, scanned on an Epson 4870 with VueScan and the Restore Fading filter applied. My first scans were all quite red and it took me a while to discover the purpose of the Restore Fading switch.

Is it possible that these images could have been shot on a Voigtlander Bessa RF? Was there a 6x9 transparency film available suitable for that camera in the late 50's? I assumed Ektachrome when scanning but just wondered if anyone had any thoughts on the results I have so far before I spend a lot of time experimenting with other scans or post-processing.

Would appreciate any comments.

Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
Perfection4870  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
Perfection4870  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
Perfection4870  Photo 
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
2x3 inch colour, colour, film, format, inches, photography, size, sizes, slide, slides, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Project 52 WINNERS 52-7-05-Colour-Wild Colour Tamia Weekly Photo Challenges 16 02-15-2015 02:13 PM
Project 52 52-7-05-Colour-Wild colour scomatic Weekly Photo Challenges 26 02-13-2015 08:04 AM
I prefer colour negatives over slides Lauke_101 Pentax Film SLR Discussion 23 08-31-2014 09:37 PM
Weekly Challenge Project 52 P52-5-26: Colour Complementary Colour *Winners* iabc_lazy Weekly Photo Challenges 8 07-03-2013 11:04 AM
New colour SANYO Eneelop for colour Pentax K-x ogl Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 18 11-18-2009 08:23 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:33 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top