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Old Sep 11, 2003, 11:45 PM   #1
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A school asked me to privide them with this Photo Keychain Viewers, usually they put like a negative there and when looked at, you see the photo of the kid. my problem is, digital cameras dont have a negative, i tried transparency paper to no luck,it looks with little spots. there any other way to do it? any tips? i was thinkin of printing them on cheap coated paper and then go to a color copy place to get them copied on transparency to get rid of the spots....

im lost here, thanks all
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Old Sep 12, 2003, 4:52 PM   #2
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Its probably easier to use slide film and a film camera than a digital camera. You are talking about slide (positive) film, not negative, inside the visor.
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Old Sep 12, 2003, 5:24 PM   #3
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My wife quilts and uses cloth that you can use in an inkjet printer. She has found a cloth that is waterproof. You could make your own visors. You can also use tshirt transfer paper and iron it own a cloth visor. Be sure to use mirroring when printing.
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Old Sep 15, 2003, 8:36 AM   #4
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gibsonpd3620 what i was trying to say is veiwers, i called them wrong visors ,

luisr, have you done them before?
were can i get them cheap?
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Sorry, I have not. But do a search on Google for "keychain viewer" and you will find some useful links.
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Old Sep 17, 2003, 2:45 PM   #6
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ok, what camera should i get that is good enouhg to shoot those small pics, can some one explain the positive film basics please?
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Old Sep 17, 2003, 2:58 PM   #7
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One of the links that comes up in the search I suggested has translucent viewers meant for printed digital pictures. You could try that.

The positive film is shot with a regular film camera, only that you do not use regular negative film. It is a special film (Kodak Ektachrome comes to mind - if it is still available) that when developed you see a positive image on film. Slides are the frames cut from this film and put into the cardboard or plastic frame. The development of this film is a different process and I don't think that photo-labs around can do this process. You would probably need to send the film to specialized labs.

Other users here may provide more/better information.

I might be wrong, but the size of these viewers is smaller than a standard 35 mm frame.
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Old Sep 17, 2003, 3:06 PM   #8
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luis that was a fast reply lol

i called Carlitos photo in Cabo Rojo(the only pro lab i know in Puerto Rico) and he told me that too, none here does them, so i think im going to try using a color laser on a transparency to see the results if that dint work im done with the idea

what kind of photography you do?
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I only do some amateur photography for myself. My equipment is just a point-and-shoot 35 mm camera and more recently a 3 MP digital camera. Now that I can experiment more with the digital camera I have been more interested in this.

But I have been exposed to this world for most of my life due to some family members being photo-enthusiasts as well. My father used to have a 8-mm film camera and my brothers have been using SLRs for a long time.
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thats nice, i was always interested in ptohography but never wanted to expend on good equip, now i got a FijiFinepix 3800, and im taking some really nice photos, i even got involved in some "quinceañeros", small weddings and now ill be taking some schools graduation photos, hopefully by chritmas i have $$$ to get a real pro camera........
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