Film for 30 years, can digital work now?

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John KM/linhof
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Film for 30 years, can digital work now?
Aug 6, 2011

For about 30 years now my wife has been shooting slides for her watercolor portrait business. 3 Minolta XK's with plain prism and 50mm lens. Metering with a Sekonic L-508 and using Provia 400 film. The slides are projected on to water color board using a Kodak projector.

Today she tried using a Sony A100 with 50mm lens at ASA 400 together with the XK's. We can print a "good" image and copy it to film for projection.

Would a digital projector be better? Can one be recommended? The "slide" will need to be projected for up to 6 hours a day. Some time ago, when I researched this, projectors were at least $1000 and bulbs were $200 and above. The maximum projection size is 30X40 inches, but most of the time it is half that.

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