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RacePhoto

« on: March 02, 2010, 12:25 »
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I was going through a drawer with slides and old prints and found this, I wondered if anyone can help me identify what it was used for. Does it go into a camera somehow? It doesn't fit in the card slot.  ;D  ;) The one on the left can in an aluminum can...



« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 12:39 »
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I would throw them out.   They appear to be batteries of some kind, with part of the internal anode exposed ;)

« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 12:57 »
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One has KODAK on it, . . . . what in . kind of firm is that, something to do with bears I think.

« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 13:03 »
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I think u have to dowse them in chemicals somehow ! ;)

donding

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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010, 13:21 »
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I say keep them......they may be antique and worth ALOT of money!!!!

RacePhoto

« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010, 14:26 »
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I say keep them......they may be antique and worth ALOT of money!!!!

This was in the drawer, the rest is in the freezer. Not just High Contrast copy film that I shot at ASA 8 and developed in Dektol (I'll leave that mystery for old timers) but some 2574 high speed surveillance film that I developed in hot Acufine.  ;D And the best prize of all, someone owed me some money and paid in film, I have some rolls of Ektachrome 50 Tungsten that's from the 70s. In a year I'll forget I posted this and write about it again, when I'm going through the refrigerator looking at old 35mm and 120 film. Anyone need a spool of 818?

I think I could eBay it for someone who enjoys playing with this "cool" film. ;)

ps The KB 21 I bought because the end was threaded and I could use them in the bulk loader without the unreliable snap cap ends. Cool idea, buy film, shoot it and re-use the plastic canisters over and over.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2010, 15:41 by RacePhoto »

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010, 14:34 »
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In a year I'll forget I posted this and write about it again, when I'm going through the refrigerator looking at old 35mm and 120 film.


Are you saying you're worried about Alzheimer's in your old age??? What I'd really be worried about is if you find them and REALLY wonder what they are... :D

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010, 17:17 »
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before throwing away, you could remove logo and try to sell as microstock

donding

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010, 17:19 »
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before throwing away, you could remove logo and try to sell as microstock

No no wait....I gotta get all mine done first so I can beat the upload process!!!

dbvirago

« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010, 19:30 »
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I used to have a bunch of the plastic containers. I didn't know you could store film in them too.

« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010, 14:07 »
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LOL, this week I just threw a couple of these that were hidden in the fridge door!  But then I still have something called a record collection taking up space too :)  I think they call it vinyl these days though. 

donding

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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010, 14:56 »
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I too have old records...just wish I had the record player to listen to them...any one have old 8 tracks???

« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010, 16:52 »
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Helpdesk eng sub.

Dook

« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010, 16:56 »
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KB 21! I used to use it. Are you from Croatia?

donding

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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010, 17:09 »
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Oh I loved that one......wonder how many people really think like that.... ;D ;D ;D

RacePhoto

« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010, 22:24 »
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KB 21! I used to use it. Are you from Croatia?

No I think I found it at a small photo shop in Wisconsin and bought a bunch of it just for the plastic cassettes. My best guess is 1969 or 1970. Could have gotten it mail order but then how would I have known that I wanted the cassettes for re-loading, without having one first. This roll was never shot so it has the original film in it. Others I used over and over. The problem with the tin cans was the ends would sometimes come off on their own. Re-using the metal cans that were not intended for that could be problematic as well.

Good thing this got into the off topic thread.

Yes I have reel to reel tapes and machines. Some 78s that I rescued, and a player with a special wide needle, but I gave up on those. Never cared much for 45s. Thousands of LPs. I bought an 8-track recorder/player when they announced that the format was obsolete and would stop being produced. I have four Sony BetaMax VCRs. Two still work, two for parts. And of course a late 60s, still working Canon FT-QL and TL-QL SLRs which I was the original owner.

PaulieWalnuts

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« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2010, 21:17 »
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KB 21! I used to use it. Are you from Croatia?

No I think I found it at a small photo shop in Wisconsin and bought a bunch of it just for the plastic cassettes. My best guess is 1969 or 1970. Could have gotten it mail order but then how would I have known that I wanted the cassettes for re-loading, without having one first. This roll was never shot so it has the original film in it. Others I used over and over. The problem with the tin cans was the ends would sometimes come off on their own. Re-using the metal cans that were not intended for that could be problematic as well.

Good thing this got into the off topic thread.

Yes I have reel to reel tapes and machines. Some 78s that I rescued, and a player with a special wide needle, but I gave up on those. Never cared much for 45s. Thousands of LPs. I bought an 8-track recorder/player when they announced that the format was obsolete and would stop being produced. I have four Sony BetaMax VCRs. Two still work, two for parts. And of course a late 60s, still working Canon FT-QL and TL-QL SLRs which I was the original owner.

Are we going to see you on an upcoming episode of Hoarders?  :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2010, 00:40 »
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KB 21! I used to use it. Are you from Croatia?

No I think I found it at a small photo shop in Wisconsin and bought a bunch of it just for the plastic cassettes. My best guess is 1969 or 1970. Could have gotten it mail order but then how would I have known that I wanted the cassettes for re-loading, without having one first. This roll was never shot so it has the original film in it. Others I used over and over. The problem with the tin cans was the ends would sometimes come off on their own. Re-using the metal cans that were not intended for that could be problematic as well.

Good thing this got into the off topic thread.

Yes I have reel to reel tapes and machines. Some 78s that I rescued, and a player with a special wide needle, but I gave up on those. Never cared much for 45s. Thousands of LPs. I bought an 8-track recorder/player when they announced that the format was obsolete and would stop being produced. I have four Sony BetaMax VCRs. Two still work, two for parts. And of course a late 60s, still working Canon FT-QL and TL-QL SLRs which I was the original owner.

Are we going to see you on an upcoming episode of Hoarders?  :)

Accumulators please?  ::)

« Reply #18 on: March 05, 2010, 04:24 »
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I have lots of those..Oh...nostalgia...  Most of them never became photos. It was too expensive to make photographs in nineties because of crisis in my country, so I was just making negatives. I used to choose only few negatives from every celluloid film to make photos...
We were under embargo...
I hope never again...  :)

« Reply #19 on: March 05, 2010, 05:09 »
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This brings me back to that Ken Rockwell article (someone here posted this a while back) about his Trade Marked Idea of "The Real Raw".  Yeap, film is the "Real" Raw format . . . . . . omg.

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/real-raw.htm

donding

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« Reply #20 on: March 05, 2010, 12:05 »
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The thing I like about film is that you have a physical object. Those negatives will last a very long time whereas digital will only last as long as there is a hard drive and a server. I have boxes and boxes of them. I rarely print out my pictures since I went digital. I use to but don't hardly do it anymore.

« Reply #21 on: March 05, 2010, 14:04 »
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I still shoot film every now and then, though not for stock.  Mostly black and white, sometimes color.  And when I am in an artistic mood, I sometimes load a roll of slide film and have it cross processed.  With cross processing, "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know whatcha gonna get." :)

RacePhoto

« Reply #22 on: March 05, 2010, 22:17 »
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The thing I like about film is that you have a physical object. Those negatives will last a very long time whereas digital will only last as long as there is a hard drive and a server. I have boxes and boxes of them. I rarely print out my pictures since I went digital. I use to but don't hardly do it anymore.

Come back in ten years and tell me about your negatives which have faded and spoiled. Slides that have changed colors. Fungus, heat, dry, humidity, anything that can attack and ruin a negative, slide or print, will. Film and prints are very perishable and fragile.

Meanwhile a digital image will be as fresh and new in 20 years as it is today.

I think the people who claim that there's some hidden time-bomb in digital are missing the truth. It's more durable, easier to back up and time doesn't destroy it. If the technology changes, the digital photos can be easily converted. How about that for old prints which are analog. Sure they have heart and warmth that digital doesn't, but there's no reason for general photography for film to exist. It takes a day or two to send someone a print, it takes two minutes to transmit a digital image.

In favor of analog, there are still some situations where digital just doesn't cut it. Time lapse, long exposures, some astronomy, low light, I'm sure there are more. Film has a place, but mostly it's about as functional as a horse and carriage or a steam boat. The time for film has pretty much passed.


 

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