[Darkroom] any 110 film enthusiasts?
modulararithmetic at gmail.com
Wed Oct 26 15:26:28 PDT 2011
On Wed, Oct 26, 2011 at 12:40 PM, Kelly <hurtstotouchfire at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jas you've been holding out on us!
> Can we get any more details on this sprocket-punching machine you
It was an enormous asspain and took forever. My punch-a-ma-jig did
one hole at a time.
> Is this anywhere near the precision necessary for punching 35mm
> sprocket holes?
It's different- there are fewer holes (one per frame), but they need
to be punched more precisely. I made a mask and die arrangement out
of tool steel. (I had access machine shop at that time.) And then I
made a clip-keeper arrangement that let me move the film by a set
distance (one frame) without (obviously) having to see it.
I never managed to get it to be completely satisfactory, and I ended
up selling the cute little camera I wanted to use with it. (I was
trying to make 1600-speed 110 film, which, well, doesn't exist- it
only comes in 100 and 400, per spec.)
> Because then I could revive my fantasy of buying 11" EIR and cutting it down into 35mm.
Yeah, I'd recommend going to medium format- the slitting is
relatively easy, the punching is a buttpain.
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