Huge thanks Richard. Fantastic contribution about your experience with magnetic viewers.
Yesterday I emailed the Sigma for a quote and delivery times for one of their units
No response yet, hope to be able to try out soon one of those myself.
On 31.01.2012, at 21:46, Richard L. Hess wrote:
> Hi, Gregorio,
> I do not think that this unit will be sensitive enough.
> There are several variables to be considered:
> Speed of "development"
> Ease of use (viewer wins over spray)
> Storage (humidors get mildew-y after a while)
> My favourite viewer, the Sigma, is slow to develop, but is the most sensitive viewer I have ever used. It will show tapes I've never seen developed before, but it may take literally minutes to come up on weak tapes.
> This tag in my blog links to the relevant posts about viewers...they don't appear in good order, however.
> The major post is the one with the picture, though the accessories one is useful, too.
> One post that is not tagged that really shows the worth of the viewer is this:
> I believe that Fred Thal of ATAE in California has some of these in North America.
> afthal (at) gmail (dot) com
> On 2012-01-31 2:39 PM, Gregorio Garcia Karman wrote:
>>> He reviews the Arnold viewer and the Kyread spray. Somewhere else, he talks about a credit card size brand that he likes alot. Perhaps Richard can elaborate on this post.
>> Perhaps something like this?
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.