126 film anyone?

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  1. pryan9

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    Anyone have some old cartridges laying around?
     
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    I don't have any, but my understanding is that you cannot simply pack 35mm film into them. The sprocket holes are wrong.

    Do I misunderstand this? Or do you have unperf'd film?
     
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    I prefer to use unperforated film (Ultrafine unperforated 35mm 100' Kodak Portra 160NC for example) but you can use perforated film if you like the 'sprocket hole in the picture' look. To defeat the sprocket hole problem you generally cut or grind the sprocket hole 'finger' off in the camera and then you need to wind carefully for the correct amount of film (and long enough to cock the shutter as most Instamatics don't have separate cocking mechanisms).

    I need all my cartridges, sorry!
     
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    I have two or three 126 cartridges I got with a box of cameras a while ago. Partially exposed if that means anything. I won't be using them so happy to send them along for the price of shipping if you like.

    Cheers,

    John
     
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    Using 35mm in 126 cartridges is quite easy and the sprocket holes don't effect anything if you make a simple adjustment to the camera. I've described this in a couple posts on my website along with a couple 126 Instamatic cameras I've worked on. Check it out and email or message me if you have any questions or need any guidance. I was searching around for the cartridges not too long ago and had a few sent my way but I'm using both that I have.
     
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    Got some

    I have a bunch of Fuji 126 - expired but cool stored and still in the original foil wrapping. How many do you want?

    Bill
     
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    Awesome - just watched a tutorial on loading 126 cartridges with 35mm. Never knew it was so easy :smile:
     
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    Yep, not hard at all. You'll need to make the necessary modification in the camera to get it to work with the newly loaded cartridge (loaded with 35mm). The sprocket holes in the 35mm film with catch the shutter cocking tooth that protrudes into the film gate and it will lock the film advance lever preventing further movement and proper film advance. Disassembling the camera and separating the shutter plate from the camera body (just a few screws hold it in place) will allow you to remove the arm attached the the tooth (it pretty much just comes right out once the plate with the shutter is temporarily detached). Once that arm is removed the shutter will cock when the film advance lever is fully engaged one time and you will be able to advance the lever as many times as necessary to achieve proper film advance without the lever locking.
     
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    Where is the tutorial on reloading?
     
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