Uses for the ubiquitous 35mm film canister.

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  1. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Some of us don't HAVE a local camera store.
    The closest to me is a 2 hour drive round trip.


     
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    480sparky Chief Free Electron Relocator Supporting Member

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    So maybe you can meet someone you know while you're in town, and maybe have lunch (hint hint!). :biggrin-93:
     
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    Fred von den Berg No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I use one to keep some spare button batteries which operate the shutter release and or light meter.
     
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    I keep some of my spinner-making small beads in them; I prefer the old super-clear ones from the 1980's...those got very scarce,very quickly, at a certain point. Not the frosty-clear ones, but the very clear ones. None of the type I'm talking about are seen in the photo that accompanies this post.
     
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    I've heard they keep marijuana fresh for weeks. :headbang:

    But um.....a.......I use them to store small parts for building plastic model kits. I also keep a plastic grocery bag in one to carry in the camera bag or glove box in the car, never know when you need a small plastic bag.
     
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    How come I never knew that?? I thought people just used baggies...

    Anyway I keep media cards in them, or camera batteries or other small craft items. I seem to always have a few sitting here.
     
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    use one for a coffee scoop. I put treats in them after I have washed them, throw them at Webster. One I drilled small holes in the top and loaded it with catnip, Baby girl has a ball with it until she knocks it under something that I have to get at. I can't mention the other uses though....
     
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    when I worked at a photo store, I used to push a hole through the lid with a pen, and then press the lid onto a line of compressed air. then I'd snap the canister on, and shoot my coworkers when I hit the air nozzle.
     
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    Naturally. That's why they give us compressed air.
     
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    My friend save £2 coins they fit perfect in a 35mm canister and he put them in his bottom drawer and it pays toward a holiday every year

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    Our old tackle boxes still have some of the old aluminum canisters with the screw-on tops - held hooks, swivels, split-shot. It never worked as well with the plastic canisters as the stuff would fly out when you pulled the top off.
     
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