Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 69,735   Posts: 1,515,429   Online: 1093
      
Page 1 of 10 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 93
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mission Viejo, California
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    1,419

    Instamatic 126 Cartridges

    Anyone still using Instamatic 126 cameras and film?

    I know they may be too inconvenient anymore but I have seen where some people are reloading their cartridges with 35mm film.

    Don't know if they qualify as "Toy Cameras" but I'm looking forward to playing with some old Instamatics once I can get them loaded up.

    Anyway, if anyone knows of a low-cost and simple source of old 126 cartridges let me know. I'd like to find a few to try the 35mm thing and ebay people want insane prices for 20 year old film. It's a lot to pay just for a plastic cartridge.

  2. #2
    Perry Way's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    825
    Blog Entries
    13
    Images
    118
    Well, this is an interesting question. One I thought about before a number of times too. Sorry I don't have anything to add but I'm going to watch this thread in case someone contributes some juicy information.
    I love the wilderness and I love my trail cameras, all Fuji's! :) GA645, GW690 III, and the X100 which I think is the best trail camera ever invented (to date).

  3. #3
    5stringdeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St. Louis
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    603
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    13
    You can still buy some from here:

    http://www.frugalphotographer.com/cat126.htm

    Shoot it, and learn to reload the cartridges from here:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Inst...at-Instamatic/

  4. #4
    Lanline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    130
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by 5stringdeath View Post
    You can still buy some from here:

    http://www.frugalphotographer.com/cat126.htm

    Shoot it, and learn to reload the cartridges from here:

    http://www.instructables.com/id/Inst...at-Instamatic/
    I struggle with FRUGAL with it is $10.46 a per roll with a (3 roll minimum)

  5. #5
    w9cae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    253
    I have tried to reload 35mm into a 126 cartridge. Problem was the sprockets affected the forward winding of my old Kodak X25. There is some videos of the process on YouTube.

  6. #6
    5stringdeath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    St. Louis
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    603
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    13

    Instamatic 126 Cartridges

    Quote Originally Posted by Lanline

    I struggle with FRUGAL with it is $10.46 a per roll with a (3 roll minimum)
    Yea but it's an investment if you'll reuse the carts. Or try to find some at a thrift shop?

  7. #7
    Lanline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    130
    Images
    8
    Quote Originally Posted by 5stringdeath View Post
    Yea but it's an investment if you'll reuse the carts. Or try to find some at a thrift shop?
    I've been hitting the thrift stores - I missed out on Kodak $1 per cartridges at the last photo swap meet.

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mission Viejo, California
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    1,419
    My complaint with Frugal Photographer is their shipping charge is unreasonably high.

    I might order some from them anyway as my ebay luck seems to have run out.

  9. #9

    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Mission Viejo, California
    Shooter
    127 Format
    Posts
    1,419
    Quote Originally Posted by w9cae View Post
    I have tried to reload 35mm into a 126 cartridge. Problem was the sprockets affected the forward winding of my old Kodak X25. There is some videos of the process on YouTube.
    I think the trick is to hold the shutter button down as you wind on. I have one Instamatic that will do that. You hold it down, wind twice then let up and wind one more notch to lock it in.

  10. #10
    w9cae's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Melbourne Australia
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    253
    Quote Originally Posted by wblynch View Post
    I think the trick is to hold the shutter button down as you wind on. I have one Instamatic that will do that. You hold it down, wind twice then let up and wind one more notch to lock it in.
    Your correct and this is where the X25 fails as it automatically advances the film. The other Kodak 126 camera we have has corroded so it does not work. I suspect it was leaking batteries at some point.

Page 1 of 10 1234567 ... LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin