[Darkroom] any 110 film enthusiasts?

Kelly hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 12:40:19 PDT 2011


Jas you've been holding out on us!

Can we get any more details on this sprocket-punching machine you
made? Is this anywhere near the precision necessary for punching 35mm
sprocket holes? Because then I could revive my fantasy of buying 11"
EIR and cutting it down into 35mm.

-Kelly

On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:17, Jas Strong <modulararithmetic at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 11:33 AM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've never taken one of these apart, co I'm not clear on what part of
>> the cartridge is actually destroyed in the development process
>
> You normally open them by breaking them in half.  There isn't room in
> the cart design for an opening mechanism with appropriate light seals;
>  there's basically no chance of makerbotting one either, because the
> required wall thicknesses are very thin.  So, yeah, good luck with
> that.
>
> You also need the sprocket holes (which don't actually get used to
> wind the film on-  it's there to actuate the shutter cocking lever).
> When I reloaded them back in about 1998 I had to make a machine to
> punch the holes, which was a colossal pain in the arse.
>
> -J.
>


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