Some people never think of using submini cameras for slide shows.  And if they do think about it, they think it's impossible.  How can a tiny negative give a good enough image when projected to the large size of a projection screen -- several feet in size?  

In fact, submini slides can be used with great results. First, you need slide film, not the more typical negative film. You have several options here.  If you are using a half-frame camera, 35mm slide film is available in a wide variety of speeds.  Kodachrome can't be beat for quality. Your half-frame slides will put your full-frame Ektachrome buddies to shame!   For 16mm, there are several slide and movie films that are perfect for bright light and low-light situations.  They are available in daylight and tungsten types, just like 35mm slide film, and they do not have the REMJET backing (which need special processing) like color negative movie films.  For 9.5mm films, Minox still offers a slide film and processing.  For more details, check out  GOATHILL PHOTO.

Next, you need film processing.  This, of course, depends on the film, but is still easy to find -- or to do at home.  You might find that the processing will not offer mounting of you submini slides.  This is not a big problem.  Just get the film processed -- check out the SUBCLUB SPONSORS.  Next, you'll need slide mounts, if mounting was not available with processing.  Several companies sell a wide variety of slide image sizes in standard 35mm 2x2 inch mounts. For example, Gepe makes 2x2 inch slide mounts with 18x24mm, 24x24mm, 14x21mm, 13x17mm, 12x17mm, 10x14mm, and 8x11mm cut-outs.  And if you have a more unusual format, get the next largest size and use slide-masking tape to cover up the left-over space.  All you need is a pair of scissors.

Finally, you'll need a submini slide projector.  If you place submini slides in a projector designed for full frame 35mm slides the projected image will be very small.  This is because most 35mm projectors have lenses in the 100-125mm range.  You have several options to solve this problem:

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