We all know that analog is in. If you're still shooting 35mm slides, you need to check out this cool—and portable--viewing alternative to a lightbox.
The reflecta Light Panel A4+ from OmegaBrandess is a slender viewing panel that, at 12.2 x 8.3 inches, is large enough to hold up to 24 framed 35mm slides. Illuminated by LEDs, the Light Panel provides even lighting for corner-to-corner viewing of your slides or negatives—even in clear storage sleeves.
Only 0.3 inches thick and weighing about 22.6 ounces, the reflecta Light Panel fits easily into a laptop or camera bag. And it takes up almost zero space for storage in the studio.
A trio of color temperature adjustments include 3000K, 5000K or 8000K and the LEDs are dimmable, providing even more flexibility to the Light Panel.
A 5 volt 2 Amp adapter powers the unit, so you’ll need to be near an outlet. But the LEDs have a lifespan of about 50,000 hours so you’ll get plenty of use out of this device.
The Light Panel A4+ will be available in late December or early January, so check the site or your local photo specialty stores. Estimated price is $160.