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#1 480sparky

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 05:21 PM

Finally received the last components of the goodies needed to "roll my own":

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Bulk loader, 10 reusable canisters, a 100' of Ilford PanF Plus and a dark bag.  Now I'm really gonna be smokin'!


Edited by 480sparky, 28 November 2014 - 05:26 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2014 - 06:12 PM

Very cool sparky! I've never rolled my own.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 10:46 AM

That brings back memories. I wonder if I can still load up a developing reel?
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Posted 30 November 2014 - 02:37 PM

have to get mine out.

I want to try some Kodak B&W cine film.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 02:46 PM

Just ran a 6-ex test roll through.  Success!


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 03:15 PM

Congrats. Been a while since I rolled my own. I had a darkroom, so I didn't have to use the bag.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:40 PM

Uhhhh. what is this cause I have never done or seen this thingie.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 05:51 PM

It's commonly called a bulk film loader.  Instead of buying 24- or 36-exposure rolls, I can roll my own film stock from a single 100' roll.  And as many exposures as I want (up to maybe 39-40).

 

The whole setup cost me $111 and nets me 22 36-x rolls.  22 rolls at the store would be $220. BAM: instant savings.

 

It also allows me to load up shorter rolls if I want to test something out, such as a new developer.  No need to fire off 36 frames at $10/roll (local store does not stock this film in 20- or 24-x rolls).  I an roll up 5, or 10, or 21, or 7, or 31 frames if I want to.

 


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

Kool....must talk with my photo bud who has almost everything but may not have this.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:45 PM

Kool....must talk with my photo bud who has almost everything but may not have this.

 

Just to throw him a curveball, ask him if he uses a JOBO 2400.  fiufiu.gif


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:48 PM

Yes, he was telling me about that last night about a JoBo something that he just brought that allows him to develop 8x10 and 4x5 stuff. Don't know if it was the 2400. I will find out.


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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:58 PM

It's not.  The 2400 is strictly a 35mm item.


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Posted 01 December 2014 - 06:10 PM

Ooops my mistake it is a developer setup that he has :unsure: . I will let you know which type it is.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 07:19 AM

I have had two bulk loaders over the years. No clue where my last one is. Probably in a box with my stainless steel developing tanks somewhere.

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:25 PM

Nice project Sparky. Looks like you're having fun with film. I keep saying someday I'm going to roll and develop a roll of B&W on my own, but keep putting it off.


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Posted 12 December 2014 - 11:55 PM


It also allows me to load up shorter rolls if I want to test something out, such as a new developer.  No need to fire off 36 frames at $10/roll (local store does not stock this film in 20- or 24-x rolls).  I an roll up 5, or 10, or 21, or 7, or 31 frames if I want to.

 

Now Sparky if you had an Exakta Varex IIb (my first SLR..which I still have :) 21st BD present) you can remove the take up spool and replace it with another cartridge...and wind from cartridge to cartridge. The camera has a cutting knife built in which you unscrew then pull  through the film just as it enters the take up cartridge...voila... you loose a couple of shots, unless you reattach a new take up cartridge in a dark place.... but expose as many/few as you require.

 

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Posted 13 December 2014 - 12:01 AM

Now Sparky if you had an Exakta Varex IIb (my first SLR..which I still have :) 21st BD present) you can remove the take up spool and replace it with another cartridge...and wind from cartridge to cartridge. The camera has a cutting knife built in which you unscrew then pull  through the film just as it enters the take up cartridge...voila... you loose a couple of shots, unless you reattach a new take up cartridge in a dark place.... but expose as many/few as you require.

 

Peter

 

 

With the right tools, anyone can 'chop up' a factory roll.  In fact, I did it just the other day to test out the bulk roll.  It had some weird spots on it I couldn't account for, so I ran 4 frames through for a test.  I then loaded up a factory 36x roll and fired off 4 frames.  Rolled it back up. Used a leader retriever, then placed both on the same reel.

 

If the spots showed up again on the bulk film but not the factory spool, it was time to get a refund.  But they didn't, so it must have been a processing error on my part.  Now I have a short factory roll with about 26 frames on it


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 01:32 PM

When I first got mine, I used to roll long, like 40 exposure rolls.

just in case LOL


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