Also, there will be paper attached to each sheet. Try to peel it off cleanly, so you won't have little bits of paper floating in the developer. Don't ask me how I know this.
You can process in trays or the Nikor tank. I think the hangers for pack film are slightly curved. They are different from sheet film hangers.
I really want to shoot these film but with my Kodak 3A folding camera. I'll have to take this apart and hand-load the sheet. If there is a safety paper on the pack, is it safe to open the light shield plastic bag in normal lighting condition?
(of course, I'll do the surgery and loading in complete darkness....)
You should be OK to proceed this way. The sheets may be slightly different in size than sheet film. If you open the cartridge, do so in complete darkness. If it is 20 year old film rate at 100. Good luck.
Originally Posted by tkamiya
One thing to note: The sheets in the film pack are on roll film base, meaning that they don't lay completely flat in a standard film holder. It also makes them a bitch to process, but that's another issue altogether.
Yes, I am aware, the film base is thin. I am fully aware it won't be a perfect fit. Then again, the camera I'll be using weren't designed for this type of film anyway, so it's no issue.
Looks like it's a GO!
The film is from 1979 so it's OLD. I'll still rate it at ISO 100 and see how it is.
The nice thing about a Film Pack is that you can take one exposure, take the pack into the darkroom and "rob" the pack of the exposed sheet and process it. If you try this be careful of the sharp metal edges on the pack when you close the pack.
do you have the 122 film spools ?
if you do
you can set up a jig and cut the film down to the right width
and just tape it end to end, and expose it as roll film ..
that is what i do with paper... you won't even need to cut a mask for the film gate
... just put black tape over the ruby window --
have fun !
I woish I could find a 122 film spool. I still have three or so rolls of VP122 from the last batch. Exp in 1972. they are a real bitch to process, so I haven't used them.
Originally Posted by jnanian
i know what you mean michael
i have a few rolls that someone gifted me last year
i'll probably shoot them in an autographic folder i have
and see-saw develop them standing on a stool with an open tray of print developer ...
i don't have any film reels unless my yankee converts to that size, but i hate plastic reels //
thats why i stick to paper, easier to deal with !