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04-17-2011, 09:38 PM   #1
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DIY Odd Film Formats

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Yep, that is a device for trimming 120 film to 127 size. My understanding is that it will accommodate other formats as well. With 127 film prices running between $8.00 and $14.00 a roll, this little honey may very well be worth getting. Here is a link to the current eBay listing:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Al-Spoil-film-slitter-cut-any-film-down-to-any-size_W0QQ...966554?afsrc=1
...hmmmm...DIY 110 or 16mm?


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Now that there is a machine alright I wonder how it would work in a dark bag...
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Now that there is a machine alright I wonder how it would work in a dark bag...
Probably would be a big mess. I think a changing tent or darkroom would be better alternatives. From what I have read from users of the trimmer, you can get 17 exposures from a cut-down 120 roll if you trim the ends of the paper somewhat so that the extra length fits on the spindle.


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Cool, my brownie reflex isnt 'done' after all!
Anything out there that 'reloads' old,spent flashbulbs?

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I've always fancied the idea of 4x4 "superslides", which fit in a standard 35mm projector.
I'd love to have an adjustable lens 127 roll film camera, were not nearly all of them TLRs...

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I've always fancied the idea of 4x4 "superslides", which fit in a standard 35mm projector.
I'd love to have an adjustable lens 127 roll film camera, were not nearly all of them TLRs...

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A lot of them were TLRs, though I think the great majority of those with adjustable lens/shutters were folders (e.g. Vest Pocket Kodak). Most camera types are represented and there was also the VP Exacta line of SLRs (). Here is a link to a Web site devoted to the format:
127 Photography
Now days, most 127 shooters follow the Lomography school of thought and are wielding baby TLRs or Brownies.


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If I didn't end up with the Yash 44, I was sorely tempted by the Foth Derby
Foth Derby

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Now that there is a machine alright I wonder how it would work in a dark bag...
That was my thought. I'm just not that skilled in a dark bag. (no double entendre intended)

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If I didn't end up with the Yash 44, I was sorely tempted by the Foth Derby
Foth Derby

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You mean one like this?
http://http://cgi.ebay.com/Foth-Derby-Focal-Plane-3-x-4cm-BOXED-Camera-w-IB-...item588d98eea8

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Steve, yep, like that one

I see Photo Arsenal is asking close to $600 for a Derby with an ugly-duckling add on range finder...

But for the real deal, how about a Gallus?
Shutterbug: The Gallus Derby Lux

And this one's a cutie:
127:Kowa

And an Exakta:
Pacific Rim Camera : Ihagee Vest Pocket Exakta

However, the 127 format is nearly dead and therefore this thread is entirely a dead end and here only for our private entertainment.
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