What's the point of this?

Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by itsbudda, May 2, 2010.

  1. itsbudda

    itsbudda TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I've been wondering what's the point of this little window on the film door for some time now. I don't know what it's called so google searches have been uneventful. Is it for putting a film box flap in?

    [​IMG]
     
  2. Derrel

    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2009
    Messages:
    35,456
    Likes Received:
    12,797
    Location:
    USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yes, that was often called a film box reminder slot, and it was for inserting the top of a film box; sometimes people used it to put a small piece of plain paper in, for note-taking.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  3. D-B-J

    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2010
    Messages:
    9,027
    Likes Received:
    2,171
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    ^^ Derrel said it all
     
  4. itsbudda

    itsbudda TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I thought so. Definitely a nice feature to have but I never use it.

    Btw DBJ wasn't Shaq the one that said your sig quote?
     
  5. ruaslacker2

    ruaslacker2 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2008
    Messages:
    149
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Oklahoma
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I think it was Wayne Gretzky...
     
  6. itsbudda

    itsbudda TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah it was Wayne Gretzky. Shaq misses 100% of the shots he does take.
     
  7. Brent Link

    Brent Link TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    My Nikon FE owners manual calls it a "note slip".
     
  8. dracblau

    dracblau TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I wish all my film cameras had them.

    I've got two cameras right now that I'm unsure what film they have in them.
     
  9. Sw1tchFX

    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 3, 2006
    Messages:
    7,500
    Likes Received:
    478
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    newer film cameras don't have that anymore in favor of the little window on the back which shows the back of the canister.
     
  10. itsbudda

    itsbudda TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Cincinnati
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yeah the little display window is a handy feature. Good for those who can't take the time away from their day to slide a piece of cardboard in a slot.

    Sadly the camera just broke yesterday so I really won't get much use out of that window.
     
  11. compur

    compur No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    2,722
    Likes Received:
    400
    Location:
    L.A.
    You can put a little "Out of Order" sign in there. :D
     
    • Like Like x 2
  12. Brent Link

    Brent Link TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    8
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Michigan
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey dracblau, did you or whomever last loaded the film not set the film speed dial afterward? Just a thought. Whenever I change film, even if replacing with same speed, out of habit I check the speed-dial.

    http://www.brentsstockphotos.com
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

what's the point of that window on