Opening APS Film

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  1. Hype

    Hype TPF Noob!

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    Is it possible to Opening APS Film at home?

    I have a Film scanner and some photos on APS that i'd like to digitalize them at home.

    What size is the film inside, i have never seen it!!

    thanks for your help

    H
     
  2. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    First of all...this is probably a really stupid question, but the film has already been developed, right?

    If so...well, I'm not completely certain how to get it ALL the way out without the special little tool that the labs have. You can open the little bitty door thingy that covers where the film comes out with your finger usually, then get a screwdriver or something and twist the little wheel thingy on the end of the canister and it should come out, but the very end is hooked onto the canister...that's what you need the special tool for. It's just a little plastic thingy and you could probably rig one at home, but unfortunately I can't remember exaclty what it looks like. Damn I'm bad at explaining things! (dontcha love my technical terms?)

    Oh...and if I'm not mistaken, and I very well could be...I think the film size is...28mm?

    Ok, now I'm just gonna sit here and wait for someone to tell me that everything I just said is wrong! :LOL:
     
  3. Brently

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    use a hammer to open it.
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    That's a good link on getting it unrolled, Ferny, but it doesn't say how to detach it from the cartridge. It's attached inside.
     
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    24mm
     
  7. Tuna

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    Yes, if you need to completely remove it for scanning, tearing it loose might damage the magnetic strip that is necessary for minilab printing.

    I would suggest simply going down to your local lab and ask them to remove it for you - I can't imagine they would charge you (it helps to get to know a local minilab clerk...). If they don't have the little plastic tool that has a "V" shape on the end (that core_17 has mentioned), then ask them to use the ADT machine (it is an Auto-Detach unit). This machine is designed for use with unprocessed rolls and will show an error light if an already processed roll is used. If the clerk does not know how to over-ride the error and remove the film - tell them that when the error light goes on, to push the green button on the back of the unit to start and finish the process.

    If they should encounter any problems or have any questions, please have them call me.

    Tuna
     
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    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Well,I had the 2 right! :)
     
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    Would now be a good time to say I've never even help APS? I just remember that link from when I was on the site a while ago. Thoguht I'd shove it in the thread.
     
  10. Hype

    Hype TPF Noob!

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    Thanks everyone for your quick response!!! :D

    I'll have a play around.

    thanks again

    H
     
  11. Corry

    Corry Flirtacious and Bodacious Supporting Member

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    Yup! That's exactly right! (it's been a while since I've worked in the photo dept of my store since I'm not a full-time employee anymore, so I couldn't remember!)
     
  12. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    hmmmm... im too late to help...

    But to make me feel better... I knew it was 24mm :)

    lol
     

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