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Gabriel Bly
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 - posted May 19, 2019 01:27 PM      Profile for Gabriel Bly   Email Gabriel Bly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey guys! Just got one of those awesome USSR lomo tanks for 8mm film. I'm almost ready to develop some film but had a quick question about loading: Can I load the super 8 film onto the spiral directly from the super 8 cartridge? Or should I load the film onto some kind of spool first? Thanks!

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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted May 19, 2019 02:14 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It has been a long while since I've done that, but I would suggest the least handling the better.

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Gabriel Bly
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 - posted May 19, 2019 04:01 PM      Profile for Gabriel Bly   Email Gabriel Bly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you, the guy from "zero budget film school" suggested loading it onto a spool first in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W103Tc_6FRk Not sure why.

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Brian Fretwell
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Pity he didn't show him getting the film out of the cartridge. Doing it his way make sure the emulsion is not in contact with the spiral. Also I'm sure instructions used to be to take the spiral out of the tank and expose both sides to the bright light to re-expose the film (not necessary with E6 as there was a chemical reversal bath included).

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted May 20, 2019 10:19 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Gabriel
Have a look at the video.
But don't open the cartridge in daylight. [Big Grin]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXWx6Jtl1EE

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Gabriel Bly
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 - posted May 20, 2019 05:05 PM      Profile for Gabriel Bly   Email Gabriel Bly   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thank you for the responses! I am not doing reversal, just developing as a negative, so I have no need for exposing it to light.

Maurice, I have seen that video before, I have been practicing rolling and that video was very helpful. I used a roll of Kodachrome 40 to practice with, when I took it out of the cartridge, it was around a small plastic ring, which didn't hold the film too well.

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