From: Jay on
Google Groups rec. photo darkroom
Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica; Nikon; Contax;
Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable cassettes
that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all cassettes,
once installed in the camera, would open to allow the film to be
advanced w/o drawing it through a scratchy felt light trap. Do any of
these companies cameras still operate these dedicated cassettes? I.E.
will a Nikon f5 work w/ a Nikon dedicated reusable cassette. If not,
does any one know which models discontinued this feature? I've Googled
my eyeballs out and can find no info. relating to specifically if any
mfrs still makes a camera that interfaces w/ these dedicated
cassettes. In fact I keep getting the same Wikipedia & other stories
over & over again. They retell the 1st 35mm film & Lica's contribution
to advance the use of 35mm, over & over again & mention Kalt & other
non dedicated cassettes that drag the film through a felt passage
available today.
Any info about this greatly appreciated, Particularity;y about Nikon &
Olympus OMs.
Thank you, JD
From: 松林 on
Jay wrote:

> Google Groups rec. photo darkroom
> Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica;
Nikon; Contax;
> Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable
cassettes
> that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all
cassettes,
> once installed in the camera, would open to allow the film
to be
> advanced w/o drawing it through a scratchy felt light trap.
Do any of
> these companies cameras still operate these dedicated
cassettes? I.E.
> will a Nikon f5 work w/ a Nikon dedicated reusable
cassette. If not,
> does any one know which models discontinued this feature?
I've Googled
> my eyeballs out and can find no info. relating to
specifically if any
> mfrs still makes a camera that interfaces w/ these
dedicated
> cassettes. In fact I keep getting the same Wikipedia &
other stories
> over & over again. They retell the 1st 35mm film & Lica's
contribution
> to advance the use of 35mm, over & over again & mention
Kalt & other
> non dedicated cassettes that drag the film through a felt
passage
> available today.
> Any info about this greatly appreciated, Particularity;y
about Nikon &
> Olympus OMs.
> Thank you, JD

Probably I am not able to answer your question, but the
reloadable cassettes nowadays are all universal, can be used
in any cameras.
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/c702-Bulk-Loading-Supplies-
Reloadable-Cartridges


From: Richard Knoppow on

"Jay" <drew046(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:c843f615-c748-4dbd-b7b3-0391eddb286b(a)22g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
> Google Groups rec. photo darkroom
> Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica;
> Nikon; Contax;
> Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable
> cassettes
> that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all
> cassettes,
> once installed in the camera, would open to allow the
> film to be
> advanced w/o drawing it through a scratchy felt light
> trap. Do any of
> these companies cameras still operate these dedicated
> cassettes? I.E.
> will a Nikon f5 work w/ a Nikon dedicated reusable
> cassette. If not,
> does any one know which models discontinued this feature?
> I've Googled
> my eyeballs out and can find no info. relating to
> specifically if any
> mfrs still makes a camera that interfaces w/ these
> dedicated
> cassettes. In fact I keep getting the same Wikipedia &
> other stories
> over & over again. They retell the 1st 35mm film & Lica's
> contribution
> to advance the use of 35mm, over & over again & mention
> Kalt & other
> non dedicated cassettes that drag the film through a felt
> passage
> available today.
> Any info about this greatly appreciated, Particularity;y
> about Nikon &
> Olympus OMs.
> Thank you, JD

I have some ancient Nikon cassettes for use in my F-1.
You are right that these cassettes were dedicated to
particular cameras although I believe that some cameras take
Leica type cassettes and some Contax type, perhaps there
were others. I mostly use no-name reloadable cassettes from
Freestyle. I've had some for years and have never had
problems from scratching from the velour gate. I do take the
precaution of cleaning cassettes carefully before using
them. I don't know if any of the dedicated cassettes are
still made, probably you will have to find them on the used
market.
For those not familiar with these they use a shutter
arrangement instead of a felt or velour film gate. The
shutter is opened and closed by a lever in the camera. While
this method eliminates the film touching any part of the
cassette when feeding or rewinding but, if not carefully
loaded, they can jam and I have had that problem.



--
Richard Knoppow
Los Angeles, CA, USA
dickburk(a)ix.netcom.com


From: Jay on
On Jan 8, 12:21 am, "Richard Knoppow" <dickb...(a)ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> "Jay" <drew...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:c843f615-c748-4dbd-b7b3-0391eddb286b(a)22g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Google Groups rec. photo darkroom
> > Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica;
> > Nikon; Contax;
> > Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable
> > cassettes
> > that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all
> > cassettes,
> > once installed in the camera,  would open to allow the
> > film to be
> > advanced w/o drawing it through a scratchy felt light
> > trap. Do any of
> > these companies cameras still operate these dedicated
> > cassettes? I.E.
> > will a Nikon f5 work w/ a Nikon dedicated reusable
> > cassette. If not,
> > does any one know which models discontinued this feature?
> > I've Googled
> > my eyeballs out and can find no info. relating to
> > specifically if any
> > mfrs still makes a camera that interfaces w/ these
> > dedicated
> > cassettes. In fact I keep getting the same Wikipedia &
> > other stories
> > over & over again. They retell the 1st 35mm film & Lica's
> > contribution
> > to advance the use of 35mm, over & over again & mention
> > Kalt & other
> > non dedicated cassettes that drag the film through a felt
> > passage
> > available today.
> > Any info about this greatly appreciated, Particularity;y
> > about Nikon &
> > Olympus OMs.
> > Thank you, JD
>
>     I have some ancient Nikon cassettes for use in my F-1.
> You are right that these cassettes were dedicated to
> particular cameras although I believe that some cameras take
> Leica type cassettes and some Contax type, perhaps there
> were others. I mostly use no-name reloadable cassettes from
> Freestyle. I've had some for years and have never had
> problems from scratching from the velour gate. I do take the
> precaution of cleaning cassettes carefully before using
> them. I don't know if any of the dedicated cassettes are
> still made, probably you will have to find them on the used
> market.
>      For those not familiar with these they use a shutter
> arrangement instead of a felt or velour film gate. The
> shutter is opened and closed by a lever in the camera. While
> this method eliminates the film touching any part of the
> cassette when feeding or rewinding but, if not carefully
> loaded, they can jam and I have had that problem.
>
> --
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickb...(a)ix.netcom.com

I would imagine that I could find some Nikon or (less likely)
Olympus re loadable cassettes on eBay, but I would have no idea
if they worked w/ more recent models. I guess I should just buy a
few & see if they worked.
Thanks for your input, Jay
From: Jay on
On Jan 8, 12:21 am, "Richard Knoppow" <dickb...(a)ix.netcom.com> wrote:
> "Jay" <drew...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:c843f615-c748-4dbd-b7b3-0391eddb286b(a)22g2000yqr.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Google Groups rec. photo darkroom
> > Back in the day (don't ask me what day that was) Lica;
> > Nikon; Contax;
> > Canon; Olympus; & other 35mm manufactures sold re-loadable
> > cassettes
> > that would only operate w/ their cameras. Many if not all
> > cassettes,
> > once installed in the camera,  would open to allow the
> > film to be
> > advanced w/o drawing it through a scratchy felt light
> > trap. Do any of
> > these companies cameras still operate these dedicated
> > cassettes? I.E.
> > will a Nikon f5 work w/ a Nikon dedicated reusable
> > cassette. If not,
> > does any one know which models discontinued this feature?
> > I've Googled
> > my eyeballs out and can find no info. relating to
> > specifically if any
> > mfrs still makes a camera that interfaces w/ these
> > dedicated
> > cassettes. In fact I keep getting the same Wikipedia &
> > other stories
> > over & over again. They retell the 1st 35mm film & Lica's
> > contribution
> > to advance the use of 35mm, over & over again & mention
> > Kalt & other
> > non dedicated cassettes that drag the film through a felt
> > passage
> > available today.
> > Any info about this greatly appreciated, Particularity;y
> > about Nikon &
> > Olympus OMs.
> > Thank you, JD
>
>     I have some ancient Nikon cassettes for use in my F-1.
> You are right that these cassettes were dedicated to
> particular cameras although I believe that some cameras take
> Leica type cassettes and some Contax type, perhaps there
> were others. I mostly use no-name reloadable cassettes from
> Freestyle. I've had some for years and have never had
> problems from scratching from the velour gate. I do take the
> precaution of cleaning cassettes carefully before using
> them. I don't know if any of the dedicated cassettes are
> still made, probably you will have to find them on the used
> market.
>      For those not familiar with these they use a shutter
> arrangement instead of a felt or velour film gate. The
> shutter is opened and closed by a lever in the camera. While
> this method eliminates the film touching any part of the
> cassette when feeding or rewinding but, if not carefully
> loaded, they can jam and I have had that problem.
>
> --
> Richard Knoppow
> Los Angeles, CA, USA
> dickb...(a)ix.netcom.com

Oh BTW What are the exact precautions you take? Jow do you
clean the felt light trap?