View Full Version : Is there any use of ELDIA 17900 W

05-19-2011, 10:19
I thought I'll ask...
I've got as a present an ELDIA 17900 W contact printer from a friend. I would like to give it a go but... how to use the darn thing?
It looks pretty simple, but I was wondering if I have to use a slide film in it? What would happen if I do negative on a negative?
Apologies in advance for the newbie question...

Roger Hicks
05-19-2011, 13:25
You need slow positive film -- in effect, paper emulsion on film. I don't know if anyone makes it any more. Even if they do, ELDIA is a bar steward to use: more dust than you would think possible. I know: I tried, a long time ago. But the ELDIA is so pretty. I still have one, all but mint, and boxed: presumably, the previous owner(s) didn't use it any more than I did.



05-19-2011, 13:48
Thank you for your reply Roger. It's pretty little thing indeed! I might make a pinhole camera out of it then just to have it around :)

05-19-2011, 18:59
Look for Kodak 2302 or 5302 film, and you will be making your own B&W slides in no time! It's still manufactured, so look around.

05-19-2011, 21:35
Thank you for the advise! I'll look...