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This section covers equipment for optically enlarging fiche, jackets, roll film and microfiche. It is now common practice to use a digital film scanner and display the image on a computer screen - suitable equipment will be found under Universal film scanners.

Products offered by sponsors of this site

Supplier: Microfilm Shop
Model:  AV1 Hand Held

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets & Ap Cards
Magnification(s): 15X or 20X
Screen size (mm): H  None
   W  None      Image Rotation: Turn Fiche/jacket
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: None
Description:
  Uses ambient light or can be fitted with own light source
Options include: Battery-operated illumination. The Microfilm Shop offers a wide range of similar hand held devices and lupes for optical enlargement without a screen.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop

 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
456D-800E

Film Accepted: Ap cards
Magnification(s): One fixed 12.5X lens plus 24X, 32X or 36X
Screen size (mm): H  330
   W  508      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 12v 100w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  594   W (mm) 668   D (mm) 516    Weight (kg) 29,5
Description:  Dual lens. Carrier for aperture cards. A3 screen. Metal case.
Options include: Blue or grey screen. Dust cover. Extension hood.
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop
Supplier: Indus
Model:
456-HPR

Film Accepted: 16/35mm on open spools
Magnification(s):  One fixed 24X lens
Screen size (mm): H  140
   W  216  (Half-page display)   Image Rotation: By turning reader on its side
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  279   W (mm) 305  D (mm) 172    Weight (kg) 3.8
Description:  Light, portable unit for use with roll film only. Mains operated but a
12V DC cord for power from a vehicle is optional.
Options include: Extension hood.
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop
Supplier: Indus
Model:
456 HP

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets and aperture cards
Magnification(s):  One fixed 24X lens
Screen size (mm): H  140
  W  216 (Half page display)     Image Rotation: By turning reader on its side
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  254   W (mm) 235   D (mm) 172    Weight (kg) 3.3
Description:  456D-800 is for fiche, jackets and ap cards only.
Options include: Vehicle mounting brackets and 12v DC operation. Extension hood.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop

 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
456-Briefcase

Film Accepted: Aperture cards, Fiche & Jackets
Magnification(s):  Dual lens from choice of 24X, 42X, 48X and 54X
Screen size (mm):
379   W  379      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 12v 100w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  146   W (mm) 356   D (mm) 516    Weight (kg) 5.25
Description:  Front projection curved silver screen. Can operate from mains or internal battery.
Options include: 220/24V operation and 12V DC vehicle connection.
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop

 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
456D-800 & 456D-800 ERF

Film Accepted: 16/35mm roll, Fiche & Jackets
Magnification(s):  One fixed 12.5 lens plus 24X, 32X or 36X
Screen size (mm): H  330
   W  508      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 12v 100w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  594   W (mm) 668   D (mm) 516    Weight (kg) 29.5
Description:  456D-800 is for fiche, jackets and ap cards only. ERF version offers interchangeable fiche and 16/35mm roll carriers
Options include: Blue or grey screen. Extension hood.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
4601-A3E

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets & Ap cards
Magnification(s): 12.5X plus , 24X, 32X or 36X,
Screen size (mm): H  297
 W  420      Image Rotation: Standard
Film Transport: Manual    Lamp: 13.8v 30w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  679  W (mm) 533   D (mm) 565    Weight (kg) 18.1
Description:  Front projection. Dual lenses with image rotation on both lenses. Wide range of carriers for roll, fiche and ap cards. Both fiche and manual roll carriers are standard. Folding hood.
Options include: 16/35 open spool carrier. 12V DC power cable.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
4601-01
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Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets & Ap cards
Magnification(s): 21X, 24X, 32X, 36X, 42X, 48X, 54X, 72X
Screen size (mm): H  282
   W  360      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual    Lamp: 13.8v 30w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  530   W (mm) 400   D (mm) 495    Weight (kg) 8.6
Description:  Rear projection with 180 X 240mm carrier for jumbo fiche. Dual lens
Options include: 16/35 open spool carrier. 12V DC power cable.
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop
  
Supplier: Indus
Model:
4601-06

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets and Ap cards
Magnification(s): 21X, 24X, 32X, 36X, 42X, 48X, 54X, 72X
Screen size (mm): H  282
   W  360      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 13.8v 30w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  542   W (mm) 371   D (mm) 489    Weight (kg) 10
Description:  Full size front projection reader. High impact plastic construction. Removable power drawer. Silent convection cooling. Interchangeable index grids.
Options include: Dual lens holder. Yellow line on screen centre. 12v DC power cord and vehicle mount. Fiche storage.  6 roll carriers cater for manual or motorised transport of 16 or 35mm reels, M or ANSI cassettes and blip count
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
4601-11

Film Accepted: Fiche, jackets, 16mm & 35mm roll
Magnification(s): 24X, 32X, 36X, 42X, 48X
Screen size (mm): H  284
   W  294      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 13.8v 50w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  577   W (mm) 298   D (mm) 406    Weight (kg) 6.7
Description:  Full size document and 75% COM enlargement. Power drawer. Dual intensity lamp. Rear projection. Standard roll carrier is for open reels. Interchangeable fiche grids.
Options include: 15X and 18X lenses. Dual lens facility. Turntable, carrying handle. Blip counter for motorised roll option.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Indus
Model:
4603-04

Film Accepted: Fiche & Jackets
Magnification(s): 24X, 42X, 48X, 52X, 72X
Screen size (mm): H  203
   W  254      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  396   W (mm) 287   D (mm) 381    Weight (kg) 6.7
Description:  Rear projection 75% COM reader. Carrying handle and cable storage provided. Dual intensity lamp. Interchangeable fiche grids.
Options include: Dual carrier. Scribe line on screen centre. 12v DC power cord and vehicle mount.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: REAL
Model:
AR Mini

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets, 16mm & 35mm roll using adaptor
Magnification(s): 16X, 18X, 24X, 27X, 32X, 42X, 54X, 68X
Screen size (mm): H  210
   W  273      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 356   W (mm) 314   D (mm) 384    Weight (kg) 4.5
Description:  75% enlargement for documents and COM. Back projection. Plastic construction. Silent convection cooling.
Options include: Manual 16/35mm roll carrier available for open reels.
Available from:   Genus/Microfilm Shop
Supplier: REAL
Model:
AR Midi

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets 16mm & 35mm roll using adaptor
Magnification(s): 21X, 24X, 28X, 32X, 36X, 42X, 48X, 60X, 72X, 90X
Screen size (mm): H  279
   W  279      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  444   W (mm) 336   D (mm) 368    Weight (kg) 5.4
Description:  Full size enlargement of document images and 75% COM. Back projection. Plastic construction.  Silent convection cooling.
Options include: 16/35mm manual carrier for roll on open reels. Dual lens to special order.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: REAL
Model:
AR Maxi

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets, 16mm & 35mm roll using adaptor
Magnification(s): 21X, 24X, 28X, 32X, 36X, 42X, 48X, 60X, 72X, 90X
Screen size (mm): H  297
   W  355      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 13.8v 25w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  444   W (mm) 406   D (mm) 457    Weight (kg) 5.9
Description:  Full enlargement of documents and COM. Back projection. Plastic construction. Silent convection cooling.
Options include: 16/35mm manual carrier for roll on open reels. Dual lens to special order.
Available from:  Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Solar Microfilm Equipment
Model:
  Ultravision A2 & A3
148-main
Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels - attachment available for fiche and aperture cards
Magnification(s): Zoom 10X - 24X or 22 - 36X zoom lens
Screen size (mm): H
600   W  600      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 12v 50w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  660   W (mm) 635   D (mm) 940    Weight (kg) 32.5
Description:  Front projection. Robust construction - suitable for public use in libraries etc.
Options include: Blip reading via programmable microprocessor counter. Fiche carrier. Remote hand or foot control
Available from:  Solar Microfilm Equipment
and Genus/Microfilm Shop
Supplier: Solar Microfilm Equipment
Model:
 
16/35 Universal
Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels, 3M cartridges, C-clips without needing accessories.
Magnification(s): Wide range available with or without rotation
Screen size (mm): H 320
   W  430      Image Rotation: Optional 360 degrees
Film Transport: Motorised   Lamp: 12v 50w
Dimensions:
H (mm)  540   W (mm) 440   D (mm) 540    Weight (kg) 15
Description:  Back projection. Robust construction - suitable for public use in libraries etc.
Options include: Blip reading via programmable microprocessor counter. Fiche carrier. Remote hand or foot control
Available from:  Solar Microfilm Equipment
and Genus/Microfilm Shop

Products offered by  other suppliers

Supplier: MicroVue
Model:
Gideon 1000

Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels
Magnification(s): Zoom 9 - 21X
Screen size (mm): H  540
   W  585      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Motorised - 3 speed   Lamp: 13.8v 85w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 1030   W (mm) 600   D (mm) 650    Weight (kg)41
Description:  Front projection library reader. Motorised vertical scanning for viewing top to bottom of large images. All controls at front of base. High/low illumination.
Options include:
Available from:  BMI Solutions and Covergold
 
Supplier: MicroVue
Model:
RF 35

Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels
Magnification(s): 12X & 27X standard. 9X & 35X options
Screen size (mm): H  360
   W  360      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Motorised   Lamp: 13.5v 85w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 580   W (mm) 365   D (mm) 530    Weight (kg)10
Description:  Robust rear projection 16 & 35mm roll reader for film on open reels.
Options include: Foot control.
Available from:  BMI Solutions and Covergold
 
Supplier: MicroVue
Model:
XL 16 Series

Film Accepted: 16mm roll on reels, M or ANSI cartridges.
Magnification(s): 21X, 28X, 35X
Screen size (mm): H  280
   W  280      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Motorised   Lamp: 13.5v 85w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 510   W (mm) 330   D (mm) 450    Weight (kg)10
Description:  Back projection. Dual lens facility. High/low illumination. Vertical scan of film width is standard.
Options include: Larger screen (360 X 360mm) available with 27X, 35X and 42X magnification. Version OS is for open spools. Version 0 is for M type 16mm cartridges and has an odometer. Version B includes a sensor in the film gate for frame counting with an LED display. XL16 RS and ANSI RS versions have a complete retrieval and data entry system, multifunction modes and RS 232 interface.
Available from:  BMI Solutions and Covergold
 
Supplier: Solar Microfilm Equipment
Model:
A3 Ultravision

Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels or M or ANSI cartridges, Adaptors for fiche, jackets and Ap cards.
Magnification(s): Zoom 10X - 24X
Screen size (mm): H  370
   W  470      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 12v 50w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 700   W (mm) 500   D (mm) 440    Weight (kg)19
Description:  Front projection. Robust construction - suitable for public use in libraries etc.
Options include: Choice of manual or motorised transport.  3M or ANSI cartridge attachments. Fiche and ap card carriers. Programmable counter. Remote hand control. Remote foot control. Quick thread take-up spool. Dust cover.
Available from:  Solar Microfilm Equipment
and Genus/Microfilm Shop
 
Supplier: Solar Microfilm Equipment
Model:
2000

Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels or M or ANSI cartridges, Adaptors for fiche, jackets and Ap cards.
Magnification(s): Zoom 10X - 24X or 22X - 36X
Screen size (mm): H  320
   W  420      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 12v 50w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 670   W (mm) 450   D (mm) 360    Weight (kg)17.5
Description:  Back projection. Robust construction - suitable for public use in libraries etc. High/low light intensity.
Options include: Alternative film carriers.
Available from:  Solar Microfilm Equipment  
 
Supplier: Zeutschel
Model:
CL2

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets & Ap cards
Magnification(s): 14.8X, 29.7X, 42X, 48X
Screen size (mm): H  420
   W  600      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 24v 150w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 695   W (mm) 645   D (mm) 630    Weight (kg)22.5
Description:  Back projection. Heavy duty construction. Quick change slide for up to 3 lenses. High/low illumination.
Options include: Carriers for dual fiche or up to 4 ap cards. Turntable.
Available from:  Zeutschel UK and Genus/Microfilm Shop
Supplier: Zeutschel
Model:
CL3 & FL3

Film Accepted: Fiche, Jackets & Ap cards
Magnification(s): 10.5X, 21X, 24X, 29.7X, 42X, 48X
Screen size (mm): H  300
   W  420      Image Rotation: None
Film Transport: Manual   Lamp: 24v 150w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 575   W (mm) 466   D (mm) 570    Weight (kg)19
Description:  Back projection. Heavy duty construction. Quick change slide for up to 3 lenses. High/low illumination. FL3 is a heavy duty version for fiche and jackets only. and 24X to 72X llenses.
Options include: Carriers for dual fiche or up to 4 ap cards. Turntable.
Available from: 
Zeutschel UK also Genus/Microfilm Shop

Supplier: Zeutschel
Model:
OL2 & OL
3

Film Accepted: 16mm & 35mm roll on reels or M or ANSI cartridges, Adaptors for fiche, jackets and Ap cards.
Magnification(s): 15X, 18X, 21X, 24X, 30X, 36X, 42X, 48X, 57X, 73X
Screen size (mm): H  420
   W  598      Image Rotation: 360 degrees
Film Transport: Manual or motorised   Lamp: 24v 150w
Dimensions: H (mm)
 783   W (mm) 645   D (mm) 545    Weight (kg)21.5
Description:  Back projection. Model 0L3 has A3 screen 598mm high X 420mm wide and measures 950mm high, 470mm wide and 540mm deep. 2 level illumination
Options include: 2 or 3 lens holder for quick magnification changes. Motorised roll film carriers for cartridges or open reels. Turntable.
Available from:  Zeutschel UK and Microfilm Shop

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