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HU: Kiev/Contax interest - Lucky Film cassettes dismantle
Old 09-12-2006   #1
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HU: Kiev/Contax interest - Lucky Film cassettes dismantle

I just shot a roll of Lucky SHD-400 135 film. I didn't realise until afterwards that the film cans will open. This means for us Kiev (and possibly Contax) users, that the dual-cassette method is still possible!

I feared that the only cassettes I had that would open are about 30 years old and full of dust, or else I'd have to buy reloadable cassettes.

Thought people might want a HU if they didn't already know.

Usually I bulk roll my film and tape it into the can, but I'm guessing now this means buy a bunch of Lucky films for about 1.60 each, shoot the film (test roll if you dont like the brand), then use the cans as refillable and reversible, instead of using a removable take-up spool.

Somehow also the roll of Lucky managed to scrunch the photo's very close together, literally 0.5mm gap between shots - very rare for the Kiev I own!
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The Efke cannisters are reusable, too. You might have to twist a bit, but the bottom pops off pretty easily.
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Reusable canisters are really cheap on eBay. I got two Watson bulk loaders and 48 reloadable canisters for 20 EUR. That should be enough for a while.
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