Advanced digital technology in photography has caused many people to assume that slide photography is ripe for the museum.

It actually is! Many art museums and galleries that display photographic images, insist on pictures taken with "old-fashioned" film. The Philadelphia Museum of Art recently posted the following statement on its website:

"Cultural changes, new technologies, and the rise of conceptual art compelled many artists to revise or reject these conventions. Gerhard Richter, for example, manipulated seemingly ordinary snapshots to expose the fictional nature of even the most convincing photographic scenes." - Philadelphia Museum of Art, 9/2015

Because slide photography makes the best use of light and can not be easily manipulated, many galleries and artists use this format to display photography and for shows. Unfortunately, slide projectors are no longer being manufactured and high quality projectors are becoming increasingly difficult to find.

These professional German-made Kodak Ektapro projectors are the newest models in excellent condition. They cost over $1,500 without the lenses and cases. Three are 7020 Models and the other is a Model 9020 with timer function. All are programmable computerized slide projectors with Kodak 100-200mm zoom lenses in like new condition! Each has an extra bright dual 300-watt lamp module with auto-switching in event of a burnout. These projectors have seen little usage and I have only replaced one of the original 8 lamps.

With the hand-held remote and a receiver, dissolve shows with two projectors mounted in a Chief stand with exact positioning adjustments are easy to set up and control. The show can run automatically using the timer function.

2-projector set for $1,500 with Ektapro 100-200mm lenses

If you want to get really professional, I will sell you a 4-projector set with a Stumpfl 404 module and special Wings for Windows Software that makes fully automatic shows:

  Three of the projectors are 7020 models.

The fourth projector is a 9020 model with timer function.

All projectors have matching Ektapro 100-200mm zoom lenses.

The SD 404 is the heart and soul of dissolve control.

All projectors and other components are in robust cases for safe transport.

Instruction manuals are included. Ektapro projectors are very robust and these have never given me any problems, but in event of a malfunction, the Kodak Ektapro shop manual on CD is included. All equipment has been stored in a dry place (my office).


With a computer and the program, "Wings for Windows," the producer can create fantastic multimedia shows. You can include all kinds of fades, blend in titles, add special optical effects, set dissolve style, stand times & brightness for each individual slide, record, edit and insert sound effects, stereo background music and voice comments - all with the "Wings for Windows" program.  During the production stages you don't need the projectors! You see and hear it all on the computer and make certain that the sound is exactly synced to the pictures.

After making desired changes on the computer, connect the PC to the SD-404 and connect the projectors to the DS-404 with the serial cables. Do a test run on the big screen. After everything is perfect, burn the show onto a CD. The CD recording includes the stereo sound tracks which the audience hears plus embedded signals which drive the computerized projectors. The Sony CD-Player is now connected to the Stumpfl SD-404 with a fiber-optic cable. The computer is no longer needed.

The show progresses fully automatically, or if you prefer, you can comment live using a microphone and the mixer. Even if you use more than 320 slides (4x80) in a show, there is no need to stop the show to change magazines.

This simple mixer controls the PA system and microphone.

Sony single CD player and fiber optic cable

The Ektapros also accept 140-slide trays, but I don't recommend using them. I always used glass protected slides and the 80-slide trays.

The well-known Austrian Stumpfl Technology firm developed the hardware and software, which is used in theme parks and theatres around the world. I have visited theatres and theme parks here in America that used as many as 36 Ektapro projectors in their productions!

I created a show in German depicting that which is unique to America and showed it in Austria using this set up. I also used a video projector to show video clips in certain places. Use your own creativity to produce amazing shows! I will be happy to demonstrate the setup for anyone interested. I will also give the buyer free instructions on setting up and running shows. A professional outfit like this is rarely offered in North America, and it is hardly broken in! A dozen Ektapro magazines are included.

4-projector package for $3,000

Four Ektapro projectors (three 7020 models and one 9020)
Hand-held dissolve module for 2 projectors
Stumpfl SD-404 control unit for 4 projectors
A Sony single CD-Player with fiber optic output
A small mixer for regulating sound and mikes
2 Chief double projector stands for a total of 4 projectors
Wings for Windows software
12 Ektapro 80-slide magazines

The EKTAPRO 7020 and 9020 Projectors share the following basic features:

Lamp module with 82V, 300W EXR lamp (approx 35 hrs)
Lamp module with two lamps, auto-switching at burnout
Easy access to lamp module for quick lamp changes
Two-position lamp operation (LO, HI for 30% brighter)
Lamp failure indicator light
Accepts 2 x 2 inch slides in standard Kodak 80 and 140 circular slide trays
Precise horizontal and vertical slide registration
Gentle gravity feed of slides
Forward and reverse at control panel and with remote control
Manual focus at control panel and with remote control
Dependable, rugged design, metal housing (26 lbs)
Standby switch ('sleep' mode)
Random slide access via remote control or computer
Zero position indicator
RS-232 serial connector for computer communication
Control projector operation via P-Com language
Accepts both rack-mount and spiral lenses
Safety thermal cut-off fuses prevents overheating
Dark screen shutter eliminates light on screen when no slide
Spiral turn elevating foot (up to 10 degrees elevation)
Ektapro 80 covered slide tray
Instruction manual
Voltage: 120, 220, 230 and 240 volts (user selectable); 50/60Hz autosensing
Detached power cord with plug for country of use. (IEC 320 power inlet)
Expansion board slot for external controllers
UL/CSA and T ÜV approvals
Dimensions: Approximately 13.6 x 13.4 x 5.6 in. without slide tray.
Weight: Approximately 26 lbs.

The EKTAPRO 9020 Projector has two additional features:
Autofocus with on/off switch (useful with slides of different thickness)
Timer function 1-60 seconds

Lifetime of Ektapro Projectors:
Lifetime is measured as the moment a major defect occurs and the projector has to be sent for service. Kodak Ektapro projectors average lifetime has been constantly improved. Starting with 450,000 cycles at launch in 1992, the newer 7020 and 9020 projectors must withstand a test of 10 million slide changes before first major defects occur. Ten million slide changes is 125,000 full 80 slide trays. When stacked, they would be about 5 miles high!

Here is what I packed in my car for the Austrian tour! I still have 10'x10' and 10'x7' Stumpfl quick-setup projection screens which I might consider selling but these are not included in the asking price.