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    Kodak Bantam?

    Hey all!

    I just bought one of these, and I hope it can take 35mm... Though I read it uses unsprocketed 35mm...

    Help me out, please.

    Richard

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    It takes 828 roll film which is the same overal width as 35mm.
    Unsprocketed 35 would be fine if you can find a defunct roll of 828 for the spool and backing paper.

    One of these days I am going to buy a Bantam Special.

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    The Bantams used 828 film which was revamped in a cartridge as 26

    It's the same width as 35mm but it's on a roll film base so isn't unsprocketed 35mm

    Ian

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    Thanks!

    I managed to find some 828 film for sale online, at $18.85 or so in black and white... for 8 exposures. I'll buy three rolls and stash them in the fridge. I can use these later on as a kind of "intro" to using medium format, since it's not TOO far off from 120 roll film.

    What do you guys think?

    Richard

    EDIT: a closer look at the seller picture has a red "Special" marking inside the lens, which is at f 4.5 ...
    Last edited by Cromlech; 10-16-2010 at 12:27 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Richard:

    B&H has 828 Portra 160NC in stock for $12.00.

    Is your camera a Bantam, or a Bantam Special (45mm f/2 Ektar)?

    Charley

    p.s. a translation for Ian: B&H have 828 Porta 160NC .....

    BTW, what's the difference between unsprocketed 35mm and roll-film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by c.d.ewen View Post
    Richard:

    B&H has 828 Portra 160NC in stock for $12.00.

    Is your camera a Bantam, or a Bantam Special (45mm f/2 Ektar)?

    Charley

    p.s. a translation for Ian: B&H have 828 Porta 160NC .....

    BTW, what's the difference between unsprocketed 35mm and roll-film?
    Thanks! I'll keep that in mind when i want to shoot in color... I'm looking for b/w

    EDIT: I do not have the camera in front of me, I am going by the seller's pictures on the website...
    http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.183605052.jpg
    looks like 47mm... so maybe not. Looks a bit weird!

    Richard
    Last edited by Cromlech; 10-16-2010 at 02:38 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    35mm uses a thicker, more dimensionally stable and stronger base.

    B&H is a company so a singular has

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    35mm uses a thicker, more dimensionally stable and stronger base.

    B&H is a company so a singular has

    Ian
    Haha, what? :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    35mm uses a thicker, more dimensionally stable and stronger base.

    B&H is a company so a singular has

    Ian
    OK, I've been educated on film, but English English still eludes me. I had thought that I had heard, on the BBC, for example, such phases as, "Kodak have announced...".

    Charley

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    Good Evening, Charley,

    Your memory is probably correct. Some subjects which are considered singular over here are usually treated as plural in Britain. Was it Churchill who observed that we are two countries divided by a common language?

    Konical

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