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πŸ” Enhanced Viewing Experience: Pana-Vue 2 Illuminated Slide Viewer with AA Batteries and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth Review

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Media TypeSlide
BrandThe Imaging World
Item Weight7 Ounces

Description of πŸ” Enhanced Viewing Experience: Pana-Vue 2 Illuminated Slide Viewer with AA Batteries and Microfiber Cleaning Cloth

For 35mm Slides. Portable - Use in Studio or at Home. Operates on Two "AA" Batteries (Included). Lightweight and easy to use. Bundle Includes: Pana-Vue 2 Slide Viewer + 4-Pack AA Batteries + TheImagingWorld Micro Fiber Cleaning Cloth.

Reviews

Global ratings 9
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Type of review

Very well packaged. I have a Pana-Vue 2 model, which costs a little more than the non-2 model, but should have additional features. The good: It works perfectly, 2 AA batteries (including good quality branded 4 AA) very easy to install. simply by pressing the back of the device. The bolt just falls from above as expected, but if you turn it upside down it falls out. . You have to hold down the light bar while looking. It's supposed to have a table stand but it doesn't, there is room for what…

Pros
  • Best in niche
Cons
  • I will add later

Revainrating 5 out of 5

I am satisfied with this slide viewer

I am satisfied with this slide viewer, it is smaller than I expected, does not enlarge the slide but works well and serves its intended purpose. (for slideshow) And only uses the 2 AA batteries that were included.

Pros
  • Pleasant to use
Cons
  • Negative experience

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Does what it promises - a nice little part.

Nice little product to look at your old slides. Bonus - I can easily snap a photo of a slide by pointing my phone camera at it and clicking on my phone (you have to hold down the slide viewer for the light to stay on, so it takes a bit of practice). The resulting slide photos look decent. I saved a lot of time taking photos without having to install more complex equipment like a scanner with slide holder etc. I'm sure there are better ones out there for a lot of money but this worked great for…

Pros
  • Positive only
Cons
  • Volume

Revainrating 1 out of 5

Breaking Old Trusted Technology

These slide viewers have been around since the 1950's to the 60's. This is a very reliable old-style technology. Pana View does not work at all. Somehow they managed to screw up this instrument. I checked the bulb and changed the batteries. Everything is OK. Without taking it apart, I think it has something to do with connections. Leave it to Pana-Vue to mess up such a solid technology. It's also very stressful! A tool that should be as reliable as a hammer fails. Returned.

Pros
  • Special Offer
Cons
  • Neutral

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Works well, does what you want: slide preview and low price

There were about 100 old (!) loose slides in the bag. Another family member adopted our old viewer and lives across the country. This one was ancient - but so similar to this one! What I like best is that the light is NOT fixed so no wasting batteries and lightbulbs! I really enjoyed seeing slides that I had never seen before because for some reason they never made it onto the carousel and some of them - almost all of them to be honest - were worth seeing. Now I can decide what to take with me…

Pros
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Poor instructions

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Easy to Use: Scanner

I was so glad to know that this way of surfing still exists. I got off to a good start with sorting the slides and preparing them for shipment for digitization. I have ordered a cable from you and should receive it in a few days. It will be useful to have a few spectators after me. Maybe the granddaughter will help for a few days. I'm almost 90 and I'm glad my extended family can enjoy it. Too bad they were packed for so many years

Pros
  • Absolutely amazing!
Cons
  • Goes to

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Very satisfied with office electronics

My father is 87 years old and has a large collection of family photos in slide form. He has the exact same Panavue he has had for over 20 years and he asked if I could get him another one. I was amazed that this PanaVue 2 is the same model my father had for so many years. I ordered 2 more. Now we can sit with him and reminisce. Thank you, he is very happy.

Pros
  • Everything is fine!
Cons
  • Difficult to say

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Easy to use; Backlight ensures slides are viewed clearly

We have many old slides in boxes from years past and we need an easy way to review slides to see if they should be saved/scanned etc .Since we couldn't find our old slide viewer we bought this from Revain at a great price. Unlike another reviewer, the batteries were easy to put in and the slide viewer was great afterwards. This viewer is easy to use and practical since it is mobile, which gives us the flexibility to use it. Very satisfied with the product!

Pros
  • Free for educational purposes
Cons
  • Legacy model

Revainrating 3 out of 5

Screen size, note it's small

I have no complaints about the product. I work as described and have no functional defects. The bulb is bright enough to see the slides clearly. I just wish I had a bigger screen. But it works for my needs to display a lot of old slides. I am very glad that there is a cheap alternative to buying an overhead projector. This works great for a shoe box full of slides that I have.

Pros
  • Best
Cons
  • Not sure