Using Super Slides for Art Show Jurying.
Is there an Advantage When Projecting?
Super Slide Mount (left) compared to a standard 35mm
slide mount (right)
| This film format is produced by a Hasselblad film back,
the A16s, which is now discontinued, but easy to find used. It's primary
purpose was to allow shooting of 120 film that would fit in a 35mm
Carousel Projector. As you can see, it uses the most space possible. You
can also use the A16 back since you're cutting out the film by hand to
| I know of a few photographers on the show circuit that
have been preparing their jury slides like this for years. My method was
to set up a copy stand with my tripod mounted Hasselblad and photograph
the print under non glare glass. During my "painted frames"
period, I even included the framed and matted print in my jury slides
for one season.
| Custom slide mounts were available from some of the major
slide mount manufacturers, like Loersch
and Wess. I would suggest finding out if mounts are available before
investing in a camera or camera back. I couldn't find a web site for
Wess but a search will bring up hundreds of stores that sell their
mounts. Make sure you ask for super slide mounts and ask if they will
fit into a 140 carousel. Mine do, but they might not be available any
| Does it work? Does it give you an advantage? It's really
dependent on your images, and how well they work with the medium.
Obviously if you have square art work it can help.