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#1 Jon Boguslaw

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:09 PM

Hi, I just got some 100' daylight reels from Kodak Plus-x reversal film and they say to "Load in total darkness." Is this necessary?
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#2 Chris Keth

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:13 PM

Hi, I just got some 100' daylight reels from Kodak Plus-x reversal film and they say to "Load in total darkness." Is this necessary?


No, not at all. Load them in pretty subdued light and try not to ahev any direct light hitting the spools and it'll be fine. Just expect the first few wraps to be flashed.
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#3 Jon Boguslaw

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the info.
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#4 NormNelson

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:44 PM

Hi, I just got some 100' daylight reels from Kodak Plus-x reversal film and they say to "Load in total darkness." Is this necessary?



just keep them out of bright light, it's safer if you cover your loading area with a dark cloth, coat, anything to
load in dark shade. If the reels get loose from handling etc the light will penetrate in up to 6 or even 10 ft of
film so keep it tight.
Always run off 6' before your first shot
Norm
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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 02:56 PM

Try and keep the feed reel nice and taught while loading as well so you don't flash so many layers of the rolled up unexposed footage.

Also, this is a basic question that's been covered before. Always search the forums before asking

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