Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by domromer, Feb 21, 2008.
How many exposures would I get from 100ft of 35mm film?
About to buy my first bulk roll.
A 36 exposure roll is just over 5 ft, so it works out at about 18 rolls per 100 ft.
Did you get yourself a bulk loader, or are you doing it by hand?
I got a bulk roller. Bought it off a friend for 2 beers, got a dark bag as well and the film developing supplies, reels, grad cylinders, ect.
I think it might be a little bit more than 18, something like 25-30. Either way you're gonna get a lot more for your dollar the way of bulk loading than buying individual rolls.
Once you bulk load a couple of times it becomes second nature like riding a bike.
Have fun shooting.
I hope your right, I was figuring out the saving and at 18 rolls per 100ft it's only 80c less per roll.
I wish I could find a way to roll 120. That would be real nice. I'm paying 8.50$ a roll locally for velvia. Thats ok though, the B&H order will be here Monday!
One frame is 36 mm long. I use about 42 frames per cassette, so that is 1512 mm, or 59.5 inches with no allowance for the gap between frames. That adds another inch or so, making it a little over 5 ft. The only way you can get 25-30 rolls out of a 100 ft roll is to make them shorter. The shorter the loads, the fewer usable frames you get out of the 100 ft.
You get a lot. I've lost track of how many rolls I've gotten from mine.
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