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It's only a light box, I use a magnifying lens (Nikon !) to view the films or slides.
- The light source is a fluorescent tube which is good enough for a viewer.
For perfectionists, there are special tubes used for car body repairs or graphic arts (see
catalog, "950" coded tubes) which have a color temperature close to sun
In the USA, General Electric sells a similar tube called General Electric
Chroma 50 (C50).
- A reflector made of cardboard covered by an aluminium foil reflects all the light
- 4 wood tips maintain a diffuser glass at a proper distance (around 2/3rd of the height)
- 4 other tips maintain the clear viewing glass plate (you can use another diffuser glass)
- A cover avoids the dust deposits
- Some ventilation holes are made under the diffuser glass
- This light box is big enough to view around 40 (4x10) slides