I for one was truely grateful when Ilford moved to a much more robust crimped design.
I'd fully concur. The crimped Ilford cassettes are very robust and in my experience make very serviceable cassettes for re-use with bulk film.All the Ilford cassettes I have used for bulk loading by attaching the bulk film to the remaining inch of film in the cassette have always run more smoothly than the plastic re-usable cassettes designed for bulk loading
The machine makes 'crimped' cassettes and is not able to make a 're-loadable' design.
220 : We will not re-open this debate if that's OK. Believe me when I say its not viable, sorry.
Regards Simon ILFORD Photo / HARMAN technology Limited :
So JUST 35mm cassettes then? I was really hoping to see some "corner the market" cassettes like 126 for example? or 127 for that matter? there's already a few companies making 110 so that wouldn't be a smart move but 126 no one makes but there are tons of 126 cameras out there just waiting for some film, and it's 35mm so you wouldn't have to change anything as far as I know?
Were there any good 126 cameras? I only remember Instamatics. The film has different perforations and edge markings, but is the same width as 135. The cartridges are plastic, so totally different from 135 in terms of manufacturing.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2