Re: Pentax auto 110 and 16mm film
Hi there. Welcome to the world of 110! I have a Pentax Auto 110. They are amazingly sharp shooters!
Originally Posted by Alan W
If you want to jump in and take pics without reloading (a bit tricky, some cartridges don't snap open where you want) there is a black-and-white 110 film being sold now. It's the Lomography (gasp, I know) 110 Orca B&W film. It is 100 speed.
I bought 2 carts, shot, but not yet developed, so I'm no help on results.
Back to reloads:
Note--if you use 16mm double perf film, your Pentax may try to stop film advance at each perforation. Plus, you'll lose some image area due to the perfs along one edge.
I used non-perforated 16mm film. I actually used some microfilm (Agfa Copex Rapid, I think). Needs special low contrast developer as this is very high contrast film otherwise, meant for copying archive documents.
There is TONS of info on these Yahoo Groups:
photo.net (on the Minox forumhttp://www.photo.net/minox-camera-forum/)
EDIT: These cameras really only "read" 2 film speeds. This is from a notch (or lack of notch) on the right edge of the cartridge. This explains the how & why:
And there's a bunch more, I'm sure. I'm posting this from my phone--hard to remember all my bookmarks that are on the laptop!
PM me if you like. I'm no authority, but I'll try to help.
--Micah in NC
Last edited by graflexboy; 10-27-2012 at 03:53 AM. Click to view previous post history.