Using short ends and recans
Posted 05 October 2008 - 11:56 AM
How would one go about doing this? From research through these forums I gather that after purchasing the stock I would use a changing bag to load it on spools. Are short ends loaded on spools and then sold, or is it necessary to load it oneself? Do I need to buy spools? If someone could enlighten me on the process I would be most grateful.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 12:48 PM
The process is identical to buying new sealed cans, but I would only buy from reputable dealers. Most of these clip test their re-can and short end stocks to guarantee freshness. You call the distributor, check stock availability and pay for it. You will the stock in cans, in identical conditions as if were new, but it will be in shorter lengths in the case of short ends. You will load and expose it exactly the same way as you load and expose new stock, unless the stock you got is definitely not fresh, in which case exposure compensation is recommended.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 05:37 PM
I ask because I have not done this before and the only time I will be doing it is in complete darkness.
Posted 05 October 2008 - 06:16 PM
Posted 06 October 2008 - 07:03 PM
talk to the dealer. Some will respool on to 100 foot spools if you requset the service.. Come automacticaly provide 100 ft lensths on spools. Otherwise, if over 100ft expect to receive film on a core in a plastic bag.
I will assume that you know that loads larger than 100' come in cores that necessitate the use of a core adaptor/ platter to properly load on the mags. I have never seen recans or short ends on daylight spools.