126 film?

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  1. j-dogg

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    Okay a nooblet question I'm sure but can you get 126 film anymore? I found a Ricoh SLR with a 100mm f2.8 and it's 126 :sad: looked like a great rig.
     
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    Frugal photographer still has some Solaris 200 in 126 though it's expensive, about $12/roll. I thought someone else made one too, Adox but now I can't find it. Edit: found it... http://adox.de/ADOX_Filme/ADC200/Instamatic.html

    I bought a few rolls of Solaris and after opening a couple I now re-roll unperforated Portra 160NC and Rollei Retro 400S onto the old backing paper and spool and electrical tape the cartridge together. Works great and I can get 100' of Portra for $24 which makes over 30 24-rolls!

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    Bulk loading 126 cartridges with Portra 160NC by Harry Pulley, on Flickr

    eBay has some too. I used to shoot VP126 as a kid so I still buy some even though it is silly to pay that much for such old film... the old VP cartridges crack uselessly when opened so thus far I haven't been able to re-use the cartridges though I can re-use the backing paper which is the most fragile part really.

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    VP 126 2 by Harry Pulley, on Flickr
     
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    Well no shit, guess I'll have to snatch that thing up next time I'm in Mt. Dora.

    When I get it expect a posting here. I assume you re-roll the Portra in a darkroom?

    Looked like a neat little rig would be fun to play with just to say I shot 126, plus that 100 f2.8.
     
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    I reroll it in my changing bag, the same one I use to load it onto reels for home development.