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#1 Christos Dassios

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:12 AM

Dear community,

 

recently I purchased a 100ft magazine for my Eclair Cameflex CM3T, I have been looking for a long time.

But actually, I don't know anything about the filmcores to be used. Please, take a look at the pictures.

Maybe someone knows, what type of cores were used originally and what options are given, to use 100ft rolls nowadays.

Are there any adapters available? 

Thank you so far

 

Christos

 

 

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 04:58 AM

I have never had those small mags but on this ebay listing you can see some kind of cores installed to them. 

 

https://www.ebay.com...ngAAOSwVGFZud18 

 

if you own a lathe or know someone who has one, you can easily make similar style cores out of plastic or aluminium. probably the normal 2" cores are too wide for the mag and you would not be able to use full 100ft loads with them


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#3 Christos Dassios

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 05:52 AM

Dear Aapo,

 

thank you for this fast response. Great help, good link.

So, as far as I understand, I have to make customized cores myself with the proper diameter and to spool the stock onto them (first forward and then back again, in order to keep the keycode direction, right?). Tricky, but worth it.

Thanks again and regards.

Christos


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#4 Simon Wyss

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Posted 20 October 2017 - 07:30 AM

I think you have a half-inch spindle there. Would you mind to measure its diameter? If it’s the case, you would buy film on “A” cores. These have a bore that fits and an OD of 30 mm.

 

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 08:15 AM

Dear Simon,

 

thank you for this helpful hint. The "feeding" spindle has a diameter of 12mm. The "taking" spindle of 15mm. Asking a german film-stock supplier for "A"-cores gave no results. Is there maybe another name for this type of cores?

On page nine of the following link - Kodak's order list - I cannot find any A-core. They only have the S-83 spools for 100ft loads.

https://www.kodak.co...ept_2017_V9.pdf

 

Thanks

Christos


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#6 Simon Wyss

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 10:15 AM

A- und B-Kerne sind alte Sachen, das hat sich wohl schon in den 1950er Jahren verloren. Ich kenne halt auch altes Zeug.

Du kannst leicht etwas aus Holz drechseln (lassen).

 

One needs to know the inner diameter of the 100-ft. roll to fit the mag. You can maybe put 120 feet into that magazine. Never forget to pull the take-up core from the film. Write NO CORE onto white fabric tape around the can.


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#7 Simon Wyss

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Posted 24 October 2017 - 03:16 AM

Ah, my fault, the Kodak A core is of one inch outer diameter, so the 30 mm OD core may be the B.

 

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