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#1 Eric F Adams

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

Let's say you put in a 400' roll of film in your 16mm cam....then you shoot about 6 minutes and stop. Is there anything wrong with just leaving the film in your cam and then film the next day to finish the roll? What if you film the following week to finish the roll, would that be a problem? I know realize you can 'cut' the roll and recan, but what if i'm just lazy and I want to leave it in there?
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 10:58 PM

Let's say you put in a 400' roll of film in your 16mm cam....then you shoot about 6 minutes and stop. Is there anything wrong with just leaving the film in your cam and then film the next day to finish the roll? What if you film the following week to finish the roll, would that be a problem? I know realize you can 'cut' the roll and recan, but what if i'm just lazy and I want to leave it in there?


What kind of camera is it. There should be no problem but I would keep it out of the light and away from the heat, If it has a mag, I'd tape the doors or covers.
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Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:04 PM

Tom, hello, i guess I should have mentioned that. It's a Arri SR2. Yes, i would leave it in the mag, with the mag still fixed to the cam.
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Posted 29 December 2011 - 01:38 AM

It will be fine. You can either take the mag off the camera and put the cap on, stick it in a separate case or just leave it on the camera. Just make sure the locks are taped and your good. There is usually no light leak with those mags but keep it out of the light and away from the heat anyway.
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