Bobinquick/Adorama film loader instructions

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  1. mercedes_sl1970

    mercedes_sl1970 Member

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    Hi there

    I've recently acquired a secondhand film loader, called a "Konica Hi-Loader" which appears to be a rebadged Bobinquick/Adorama/AP (see link below for a picture). I was wondering if anyone has instructions or could answer a few questions? I get the general idea of it (have a Watson loader as well), but there are a few things I am unsure about:

    1. The loader came with a handle (worked that one out!) but also included a separate spindle/spike shaped piece of plastic around 2.5cm long which has a screw thread in at one end. The only place this fits is the bulk film shaft itself (??).

    2. On the opposite side to where the handle enters the loader is a small access hole with a screw in cover. I'm not sure of the purpose of this.

    Appreciate any thoughts.

    Thanks

    Andrew

    Picture of loader: http://www.adorama.com/BLAA.html?searchinfo=film loader&item_no=2
     
  2. Flotsam

    Flotsam Member

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    That's the one that I use and I like it very much. No idea what the the parts that you describe would be.
     
  3. ZorkiKat

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    Got an AP Bobbinquick, but it doesn't seem have that "mystery" spike. I've heard of the same part from other Bobbinquick users.

    Jay
     
  4. Nick Zentena

    Nick Zentena Member

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    If this is what I think it is [sorry I only use Alden/Watson style] then it's for the bulk film shaft. Some films come on different size cores. If you need it you use it if not you just hold on to it.
     
  5. alinCiortea

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    a "little" late but nevertheless... the spiky thing is used for guidance of the bulk roll, so it can be inserted easier. the other piece... it needs to be there so there isn't any light going in when you load the cartridge with film.
    what i couldn't figure out was how to set the initial length of film.