126 Film

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  1. 'Daniel'

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    Does anyone know of anywhere I could get 126 film on the web? Preferably from a British site.

    I'm hoping to make a pinhole camera and need this film for th type I plan to make.

    Any help would be great.
     
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    I don't think it's still available, at least not cheaply. Most people cut down 120 film. As long as you are making the camera, I'd go with 120 film.
     
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    yeah, the problem is it has to be in a cartidge for this type of camera.

    I know you can make them with medum or even 35mm film but this way means you can take mutliple pictures without having to take the piece of film out each time because you can wind it on. Anyone interested this is the method I want to use:

    http://www.exploratorium.edu/light_walk/camera_todo.html
     
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    For that use, 120 film is probably a better option I would have thought? You can get some super-cheap 120 B&W these days.

    Rob
     
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    The thing is there is a specific reason for the 126 cartridge:

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    It makes a camera you can wind on. Pretty cool I thoguh.
     
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    110 is still available. :p

    BTW, using 35mm with a pinhole can be pretty cool, as you can expose over the sprocket holes.
     
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    Yeah, the Holga is a good option, as most of it is built for you.
     
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    ok everyone is missing everyone elses posts. I have to say Rob that the main reason for me wanting to make it just that. i will have made it and then taken cameras and then develop the film. The whole image will have been my doing. It would be cool. i guess it's unrealistic thoguh. I migh tmake a simpler one.

    buying one doesn't have the same appeal.
     
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    I also just had an idea. maybe I could make a THC (Twin Hole Camera) and then it would be all cool and junk with a viewer so you could compose the shot... :)
     
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    Not quite - you'd need to make your own 126 film for that.
    I take it you've found this site?
    http://www.frugalphotographer.com/cat126.htm

    These people seem to sell 126
    http://www.jandcphoto.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=8

    The only 126 film I can find is made in Italy under the name Solaris
    http://www.jandcphoto.com/browseproducts/Solaris-126-Film.HTML

    You should be able to find a mail-order stockist if you Google.

    Kodak's response (they discontinued 126 in 1999)
    http://www.kodak.com/global/en/service/faqs/faq0055.shtml
     
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    That would be cool. You'd probably have to use a glass plate for the image to fall on like the large format cameras because getting the right lens for a viewfinder would be a pain. The focal distance would have to be the same and the pinhole a lot bigger so that you could actually see the image. It would be upsidedown and backwards too. It's a bit of work, but I think it would be a neat thing.
     

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