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    Film for Minolta 16

    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
    I want to take the photograph I think I'm taking

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    I haven't read it, but maybe this'll help: http://members.fortunecity.com/miniv...min16film.html
    Those who know, shoot film

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    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

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    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.

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    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

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    Minolta film

    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]

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    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.

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    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.

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    I saw some 16mm color neg film on ebay.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...:B:BCA:US:1123

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



 

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