According to the Jessops Web page, it's 20 pounds. (Sorry, I'm in the US and have no "pound" symbol on my keyboard.)
Originally Posted by goodyear
That's how I bought both of my bulk loaders. Others have said they worry about light leaks in used loaders, and that's fair enough. Something you wouldn't notice on visual inspection could ruin a roll of film that'd be close to the cost of a new bulk loader. Given that most used loaders are probably fine, you're probably better off buying used, statistically speaking, but peace of mind is certainly worth something, too.
I have three, variously a Watson and two Computrols (which are Watson clones, it seems to me), the cheapest of which cost me 99p and the most expensive a fiver. Eb*y is the place to be for these things.
You could try the Megaperls Japan Shop. This is a Japanese outfit that ships worldwide. Their Web site is in English. They've got Neopan 400 "Presto" for 3,522 yen. (That's US$31.34 or 17.67 British pounds, according to one online currency converter I found.) Of course, shipping will be extra, and almost certainly more than domestic shipping would be. I don't know if "Presto" is just a Japanese-market part of the name or if this is a new emulsion, so you might want to research this before ordering. Another option is B&H, which has Neopan 400 bulk rolls for US$37.95. Again, you'd pay international shipping rates.
It would be even better if I could find any Neopan 400 left in bulk, but it appears to be all gone.
Thanks Flotsam. I have learned a little more about the AP.
Originally Posted by Flotsam
Thanks to all of you
I'm a bit late to this discussion, but just wanted to add my 2 cent's worth...
I've been using "Kaiser" brand loader:
- which seems to be the same as AP or "Bobinquick" mentioned previously (i.e. square, "boxy" type).
It's a great loader, never had any problems with it. Film (casette) counter works flawlessly, remaining (reel) film counter also...
What's best, you practically don't lose ANY frames at the end of a roll, since the exposed film length is 1 centimeter max.!
I recently got another loader - a Watson bulk loader, and I must say that it's a piece of worthless <insert expletive here>!
I've had to read the instructions several times (worthless and incorrect!), and only after reading some info on the Internet I got the hang of it.
The worst thing is that I realized I'd lose AT LEAST 3-4 frames at the end of the rool if I load my casettes in daylight using this loader! What the *****?!!
I mean, that thing is useless!! Off to the garbage can - or, better, to the museum of worst product designs ever
And to think that the ad on the box cover proudly states: "Save up to 50% on film costs!"
In short, my warm recommendation for the AP/Jessops/Bobinquick loader.
For anyone starting with bulk loading - stay away from Watsons and clones