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#1 jijhh

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 12:34 PM

Does anyone know the leader lengths of both ends of Plus-X and Tri-X 16mm 100' rolls? They are daylight load rolls (being shot with a Scoopic), and I'm just trying to figure out exactly how much film to burn before shooting, so I waste as little as possible, and when to stop shooting also.

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#2 Robert L.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:06 PM

100' rolls usually have about 10' leeway.

Edited by Robert L., 27 July 2005 - 05:06 PM.

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#3 Steven Budden

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:21 PM

100' rolls usually have about 10' leeway.

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Does that mean there's 110 feet in the roll?

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Edited by Steven B, 27 July 2005 - 05:22 PM.

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#4 Robert L.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 05:27 PM

Does that mean there's 110 feet in the roll?

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usually, yeah. i havent seen any solid number, but from my experience, that seems to be the case. its never been EXACTLY 100' for me.
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#5 Sam Wells

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 11:19 AM

I think it's a little less than 10'

And there's always more extra film at the begining of the roll than at the end :D

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 03:37 PM

Kodak always leaves a few extra feet for "customer allowance" and thread-up. Remember, that extra footage is what is used to wrap the film on the core, and has a loose convolution or two as the roll comes off the spooler or perforator before being taped, so there's no guarantee that the very ends of the film won't have some manual handling during manufacture.
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