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05-28-2013, 05:02 PM   #1
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Pentax Film Cassettes

I guess this post should be under the accessories section, but I was curious if anyone has or has seen a Pentax branded reloadable film cassette (magazine).They were listed in the early Pentax camera manuals. Recently I've been collecting cassettes of various brands (Leitz, Canon, Nikon, Contax, etc) and some are pretty amazing. Most are made of machined brass, and for cameras that open from the bottom the cassettes open in the camera by rotating the inner section, so they have no felt seals to catch dirt and scratch film.
Since Pentax has no such mechanism they used a normal felt seal, but I'd be curious to look at the build.
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05-29-2013, 05:35 AM   #2
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Yes, I just got a film Magazine with my latest acquisition. Looks unused, and I am not about to use bulk film myself. Here is a picture:
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I've got one as well. But not the paper box. The cassette opens in a different way to any of my current cassettes that I use to reload 100 feet film.
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Thanks - good to know they really exist. I'll keep my eyes out for one!

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Thanks - good to know they really exist. I'll keep my eyes out for one!
Thsi store in Calgary has one:

Pentax ASAHI Film Spool w/ Original Case ex+ $25.00 Cdn

Here is the Vintage Visuals web site:


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Asahi Cassette

Found this thread because I couldnt find any that were sold on Ebay previously.
Picked one up today from my Charity shop ladies.
Together with a Super Takumar 35 3.5. + A bellows II with slide copier.

Green enamel can, very solid looking well made Film Cassette marked just "Asahi"
Different (earlier I assume) to the one in the pic below. Looks more like a Leica one.

I can post pics if required, will be selling it all on Ebay if you are interested.
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I got a very nice one off eBay not too long after I posted the question. They are very nice quality.
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