The 828 Experiment
Well, I had to try it. I was told that one
could take a roll of 120 film, saw it off with a jigsaw 35mm down
from the top end, re-spool the film onto an 828 spool and it would
work in an 828 camera. Guess what? It works. the followping photos
are proof positive. Note that all I had laying around to experiment
with was a roll of T-Max 100 that expired about 4 years ago that had
been sitting in a junk drawer in my office. The negatives appear to
be quite under-exposed, be it from my poor exposure guestimations, or
old film is hard to say. Developed in HC-110 Dilution "B" for 7
minutes at 68 degrees. Yes, there was a bit of light leakage along
the top edge of the film from the sawing/respooling proceedure, but
that part of the film edge won't show in my scanner anyway, since an
828 frame is just a bit bigger than 35mm, and my scanner takes up to
35mm frame sizes, so it worked out fine. Oh..the camera was a Kodak
Flash Bantam with the 4.5 lens, and darn if it ain't a real sharp
hunk o' glass. Have a look at the following somewhat large photos and
comments as needed.
My favorite out of the bunch (may as well
start off with the good stuff)
My car parked at the KMFY-FM radio
transmitter, where I do engineering work.
Same bridge as above, new angle.
Someone had this unique "ornament" in
Ah..my son preparing to fish.
Daughter by her fancy foreign car (the
brand of which I can't spell)
To My Submini
To my Main Page
"Tim's Edsel Emporium"