Does anywhere other than the Frugal Photographer carry Minox film?

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  1. 2F/2F

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    What are you all paying for your Minox film? $10 a roll from the Frugal Photographer is rough for teeny tiny film. Can the cassettes be reloaded? If, so to what width and length must the donor film be cut?
     
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    If you have a darkroom, or changing bag, I believe you can buy a 'film splitter' for cutting 35mm to fit Minox cartridges.
     
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    I've successfully reloaded Minox cassettes -- a bit of practice with a test piece of film helps. The trickiest part is taping the narrow film to the plastic core, in the dark. I happen to use an original Minox film splitter, but I know other, less expensive splitters are available via the web.
     
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    Yes, save any used cassettes for re-loading.

    The width is a nominal 9.5mm but my rolls of pre-loaded Minipan 100 measured 9.25mm in width.

    My camera spaces the 36 frames across a film length of about 440mm. Some cameras space the frames a little farther apart.