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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 5:00 pm    Post subject: Is it possible to respool 126 cassette? Reply with quote

found at local flea market
one could engineer a cassette with 3d printer
but the film perforation is a problem?

why? just for fun and history



PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why not? Seems easy to crack the cassette & wind onto 126 spool. Onto 135 reel, yes, sprocket holes could be problem. ..


PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IIRC the sprocket holes are a lot less frequent on 126 film. It might be possible to tape over 135 holes to give a similar arrangement (probably best to have slightly longer spacing rather than too short if exactly right isn't practical).

However none of the 126 cameras I remember were remotely worth the effort.


PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DConvert wrote:
However none of the 126 cameras I remember were remotely worth the effort.


I got as a gift a Kodak from my brother-in-law his late father used in the 1970's. It is mint condition and I'm sort of a Kodak-buff.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not totally sure but I thought re-spooling 126 cartridges was something Larry spoke about in and around the time he shared the extra Contaflex 126 set with me. In future I may tackle it but its likely to be B&W once my ferania 126 cartridges are gone from the back of my fridge.
If I remember correctly your main issue on re-spooling is that 126 film was paper backed . . . which is how frame numbers were displayed.
The Contaflex 126 we always said was a bit of an enigma since it was advertised as an SLR for the ordinary guy but when the math on price was done it was actually very pricey.
Here is a link to Mr.Butkus' site and the manual for that camera with its interchangeable lenses . . .
http://www.butkus.org/chinon/zeiss_ikon/zeiss_ikon_contaflex_126/zeiss_ikon_contaflex_126.htm

In my opinion there was another jewel in the 126 format . . . the Zeiss Ikon IKOMATICs . It was my late mom's camera directly from Germany. The optics always impressed me - zeiss of course.

Jim


PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kansalliskalaCafe wrote:
DConvert wrote:
However none of the 126 cameras I remember were remotely worth the effort.


I got as a gift a Kodak from my brother-in-law his late father used in the 1970's. It is mint condition and I'm sort of a Kodak-buff.


FYI I saw a Vest Pocket Kodak (appeared to be in very good condition) in one of the Charity shops in town today for £40. I struggled to resit, until thoughts of my wife's comments when she found out helped me walk away.


PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DConvert wrote:
kansalliskalaCafe wrote:
DConvert wrote:
However none of the 126 cameras I remember were remotely worth the effort.


I got as a gift a Kodak from my brother-in-law his late father used in the 1970's. It is mint condition and I'm sort of a Kodak-buff.


FYI I saw a Vest Pocket Kodak (appeared to be in very good condition) in one of the Charity shops in town today for £40. I struggled to resit, until thoughts of my wife's comments when she found out helped me walk away.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's possible. I do know someone who actually did so, just for fun.

Apparently the sprockets aren't a problem, see here: https://www.lomography.nl/magazine/44732-recargando-tu-carrete-de-126-con-pelicula-de-35-mm

There are some cameras that have more manual settings than the usual Instamatic versions, i have one around which i kept for some 126 experiments as well, i still have 3 new film cartridges.