By ndroo • Dec 19th, 2009 • Category: Others
Quite often I’ve been asked how do we extract the film leader from the canister … in order for the roll to be reloaded into another camera for the 2nd exposure. To be honest … in the past … I used to get the guy at the lab to help me do so. I thought that was the only way to do it until I met a very helpful camera seller who demonstrated how it can be done with just a short strip of film and double-sided tapes.
I immediately went home and tried doing it myself and I was so happy to learn something new (at least to me). This way, I can go out shooting a roll and immediately extract the film leader and pop the same roll into the camera for some double exposure fun.
I’ve long wanted to share this method/trick with those who might be interested but I’ve always been too busy (and forgetful). Until tonight … I received a comment/reply in one of my blog entry, and that friend got stuck while trying to extract the film leader from his/her roll. I did try explaining how it can be done through few lines of text but I’m not sure if my lousy writing will be of any use. So despite the fact that it’s already way past midnight and I’m super sleepy … I took these few shots (pardon the lousy quality) and hope they can be of help.
* Ooops! The step 2 should read ‘Carefully insert one end …’ and not ‘Carefully insert on end’. My typing is pretty screwed when I’m sleepy.