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    Help Needed. Apparently I am getting 400ft of film.

    Friend called me the other day said he bought a 400 foot roll of Kodak Vision 500T and it's heading my way in FedEx. Apparently he's paying for it but I'll have to do all the dirty work.

    I never loaded my own, I know the basics, I do have a loading tank and some re-loadable cassettes. But I do have a question for the "minor details".

    My guess would be, that reel would not fit in my 35mm loading tank so I'd have to find one that fits, or split them into 4 x 100 ft roll reels, which I don't have either, do you? Or how would you suggest doing this?

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    First do you have a darkroom, that is for the luck of a better word really dark? If that is the case, then all you have to do is to measure the length of 36 exposures on the table, get the spool and cut that length, then put it back in a light tight bag and in the freezer. I would avoid rolling the film back and forth, since you can damage it in the process of cutting in 100 feet chunks. Just my 2 cents...
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    you can buy 100ft daylight spools of movie film, it's used for eyemo crash cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vedmak View Post
    First do you have a darkroom, that is for the luck of a better word really dark? If that is the case, then all you have to do is to measure the length of 36 exposures on the table, get the spool and cut that length, then put it back in a light tight bag and in the freezer. I would avoid rolling the film back and forth, since you can damage it in the process of cutting in 100 feet chunks. Just my 2 cents...
    I do understand the concern about rolling the film back and forth. But seems like that's a lot of work and even more chance for me to mess it up or get dust.. If I get about 18 , 36 exposure rolls of film from 100ft, I'd have do do that 72 times.

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    I wonder if you could make something like the Nikon winder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotch View Post
    I wonder if you could make something like the Nikon winder.

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    Good idea, I'll have to look into that.

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    I'd probably spool off roughly 100' without measuring it. Put it on a turntable or other spindle and wind enough onto a bulk loader spindle to have a useful amount in their normal 100' bulk loading machine you have. Wear gloves. Rebag/pack the 300' for another time and use up what you've got put into your loader.

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    Any of you got some 100ft spool that you dont need?

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    Vision 500T is a movie film, so won't it have a remjet backing? Which causes problems for C41 development?

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    If the film is wound tightly on its spool/reel you won't have to worry about getting cinch mark scratches in the emulsion. It is only when the film is wound loosely, allowing the layers of film to slip against each other that you get cinch marks.

    Make a pair of rewinding spindles and use them to wind the film from the stock reel onto four smaller spools for use in the bulk loader or get a hand operated bench winder for movie film from eBay.

    I'd use empty spools like the kind Fuji ships film on. That way, as long as you keep the right tension on the film, you won't get any proud edges or scratches.

    Put those spools into empty film cans like they originally came in, tape the lids on, label them for future reference and store until you are ready to use.
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