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    What use is this?

    Just bought a contact printer and there is only room on it for 6 strips, when I get 7 out of every roll so how is this any use?

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    Six strips of six? That's 36 frames.

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    So am I alone in getting more than that out of most films?

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    It's a choice. Do you want the maximum number of exposures per roll or convenient proofing and filing? I can get 13 exposures on a 120 roll with my Voigtlander Perkeo II, but it's not worth having to make an extra proof sheet, unless I'm shooting transparency film and don't have to worry about proof sheets.
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    Sometimes I get the 7 strips of 5 for 35 frames. That's when I only have 8x10 paper on hand. I need to get the weird 8.5 x 11 for contacts for the bigger size neg holders. I think I'll go back to th 7 strips of 5 just so its more organized in a binder.

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    When I was printing color commercially I did contacts on 10x12 paper to ensure every neg gets printed. I simply used a sheet of 10x12 1/4" glass not a commercially made contact print thing. A sheet of glass works fine in 1/4" thickness and is nice and heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajuk View Post
    So am I alone in getting more than that out of most films?
    No. But the film and associated accessories are designed for 36.

    My auto-wind cameras (a Pentax P&S and a Maxxum) both automatically rewind the film after the 36th frame. I feel cheated! :rolleyes:
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    I've always considered it a point of pride to get an extra frame (or two!) from a roll of 35mm.

    This obsession started when I used a Nikkormat FT-2 and manually fed the film. I was "poor" in those days and the frame or two seemed like a "rip off" since I had the film commercially developed.

    Old habits never fully die. Nowadays, even with my F5 I manage to just feed out the leader enough to get 37 shots. The other day I think I grabbed (or half-grabbed) a 38th!

    I was shooting Velvia - it will be interesting to see how Fujichrome/Dwayne's develops that last shot!

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    Hello, just to clarify, when you say contact printer are you talking about a contact printing frame or one of those single hinge, glass on top of foam, things.
    please clarify
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajuk View Post
    Just bought a contact printer and there is only room on it for 6 strips, when I get 7 out of every roll so how is this any use?

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    Its an old Jessops Contact printer and its pretty crap, If the strip is'nt 6 frames long then it just flaps about, would I be better off with something more modern?

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