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Focusing into slide transfer box

I am trying to transfer my slides. The projector doesn't focus closer than 2 feet and that makes the image too large for the transfer screen and the picture spill out over the edges. Any fix for this?

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Yes, use a shorter projection lens. You didn't say what focal length your projection lens is, but Kodak and many of their OEM vendors made very short focal length lenses.

Posted on Jan 08, 2011

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