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Bausch & Lomb Balomatic 655 Manual

penphotos Avatar
10 Apr 2019 1:02AM
I was given a Bausch & Lomb Balomatic 655 from a friend to use to view slides for digitizing. However, there is no user manual. Does anyone know where I might find one?
altitude50 Avatar
altitude50 19 23.9k United Kingdom
10 Apr 2019 7:17AM
I think that you will find the search very difficult. Why not just put some slides in, possibly less valuable ones in case it jams and try operating it?
The projector is quite old and the big tungsten bulb might cause colour casts, and there might be some dust inside being blown around by the cooling fan. You will possibly get better results from a cheap dedicated scanner.
A few years ago I bought a used mid range scanner from Ebay, scanned 100's of my 35mm slides successfully, then sold the scanner back, lost only £5 on the deal.
KevinEllison Avatar
11 Apr 2019 8:07PM
Yup...agreed...while Bausch & Lomb were well respected optical “stuff” producers, these days...the way the world has moved on....this unit may not be such a generous gift after all...I’d agree with the above from “altitude 50” and do a bit more research on modern devices unfortunately...
keithh Avatar
keithh 19 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
12 Apr 2019 7:51PM


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