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dferrie
01-17-2008, 06:42 AM
Hi,

I have an old Minolta-16 camera sitting in a desk drawer, which hasn't been used for years. Not sure if you will all remember the Minolta 16 it uses 16mm film in a cartridge and was a rival to the Minox, when people see it they think it's a spy camera. I think it's about 35-40 years old.

I'm thinking that as Les McLean is coming to us for a Street Photography workshop on St.Patrick's day, that it would be the ideal excuse for dusting off the Minolta-16 and running a roll through it while I with Les, it would be hard to get a less obtrusive camera.

But, here's my problem, can I get film for the Minolta 16, I have heard of people buying 16mm and reloading the cartridge but I really don't want to get into that and want to buy loaded cartridge(s).

Any ideas?

David

IloveTLRs
01-17-2008, 06:59 AM
I haven't read it, but maybe this'll help: http://members.fortunecity.com/minivanman/min16film.html

Stephen Frizza
01-17-2008, 07:22 AM
It is defiantly available from somewhere as i have had the stuff come through my lab in australia on the odd occasion, as for where its available I'm sorry Im not sure at this time, when i next see it I will find out for you. Oddly I should mention it has only ever been E-6 film ive processed.

~steve

mgb74
01-20-2008, 05:05 PM
I doubt you'll find a source for loaded cassettes. Here is one source for bulk film, though US based: http://www.subclub.org/sponsors/goathil2.htm

You can also use 16mm movie film and even (with somewhat specialized developing) 16mm microfilm.

Loading your own cassettes is pretty easy.

jnanian
01-20-2008, 06:23 PM
if you don't mind shipping from the states
you can probably still get some through http://www.prepfilm.com/
when i used my 8mm i would buy from him ...

good luck!

john

donneck@wolfnet.net
03-01-2008, 11:44 AM
I just purchased brand new film for the same camera. It is still available in preloaded cassettes on E-Bay, under Submini,disc,110 category. I can vouch for the quality. It costs about $7 per cassette. Good luck
Donn

I have an old Minolta-16 camera sitting in a desk drawer, which hasn't been used for years. Not sure if you will all remember the Minolta 16 it uses 16mm film in a cartridge and was a rival to the Minox, when people see it they think it's a spy camera. I think it's about 35-40 years old.

I'm thinking that as Les McLean is coming to us for a Street Photography workshop on St.Patrick's day, that it would be the ideal excuse for dusting off the Minolta-16 and running a roll through it while I with Les, it would be hard to get a less obtrusive camera.

But, here's my problem, can I get film for the Minolta 16, I have heard of people buying 16mm and reloading the cartridge but I really don't want to get into that and want to buy loaded cartridge(s).

Any ideas?

David[/QUOTE]

aolsson
03-05-2008, 10:43 AM
Loading the cartridges is a breeze for Minolta-16. And since the cartridges themselves are almost as scarce as hen's teeth throwing them away is a strict no-no.
I use a piece of string with the same lenght as the film-strip and just cut off a lenght of film that matches the string, tapes the leade on to the reel in the casette and plops the rest (neatly rolled up) into the other side.

ic-racer
03-06-2008, 01:41 PM
Awesome cameras. I found a 100ft rool of Single Perf NEGATIVE 16mm HP-5 and will use that until it is gone. From what I can tell, they discontinued that film.

Many years ago I used REVERSAL 16mm film. I was still able to make good prints by developing it as a negative, but not ideal.

Which camera do you have. You probably already know the early ones had a small frame, just a little bigger than Minox, because it avoided the double row of perforations. The later cameras had a much bigger frame, but you need the "Super-16" or "Single Perforation" film to take advantage of it.

I used to cut 16mm strips of T-max, but stopped once I got the 16mm HP-5.

You probably also know that if you take the film out of 'Kodak pocket instimatic' canisters, it was pre-printed with frame edges by our friends in yellow.

I use Prep Film for movie reversal processing, but don't recall them selling film. I have obtained Movie film from International Film. On last visit it looks like he just has Reversal film with double perforations which would not be ideal.
http://members.aol.com/Super8mm/JohnSchwind.html

Anyway, save those plastic film holders!

For processing, the Jobo 16mm reels work great.

glbeas
03-09-2008, 11:48 AM
I saw some 16mm color neg film on ebay.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260217248987&ssPageName=ADME:B:BCA:US:1123

If this stuff is C41 process that might make an ideal stash for one of you.