Discussions (5)

828 Day?

view profile

half framed idiot says:

How about declaring August 28th as 828 day? Shoot a roll in your 828 camera on that date. Any kind of roll of film you can find or fabricate to fit in your 828 camera.
Originally posted at 7:47PM, 9 July 2009 PDT (permalink)
half framed idiot edited this topic 70 months ago.

view photostream

Dustin McAmera says:

I seem to remember somebody is already doing this, but on the 28th (8/28 in American date format); having said that though, I can't find where I read about it.
70 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

half framed idiot says:

I meant to type the 28th. I have corrected the post. The 127 folks have 1/27 or 7/12 or 12/7. I can't think of any other days to fit with 828. There is also 110 and 126 days. I started keeping a calendar of these events as I have come across them.

www.photothings.net/calendar.html
70 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

half framed idiot says:

Tomorrow is 828 day, I better get busy rolling some film.
69 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Greg Williamson says:

I just picked up a Konilette in Tokyo. It's an 828 folder made by Konica.

Now someone please tell me how you get 828 film.
36 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Felip1 says:

I doubt you'll find any 828 film around, unless it's WAY expired (not that's there's anything wrong with expired film . . . for a couple of years that's almost all I have used). But if you have the 828 spools with the camera, you can take film out of a 35mm cassette. You'll have to guess, or work out, the number of turns representing one frame.

That is what I did in these: www.flickr.com/photos/flipflik/sets/72157624835570836/wit...
Originally posted 36 months ago. (permalink)
Felip1 edited this topic 36 months ago.

view photostream

Dustin McAmera says:

B&H list TMax cut down to 828 (probably by FilmForClassics), but they list it as Out of Stock, and they wanted $13 for it when they had it.

I cut some 120 film down to width to try out my Coronet Cub Flash a few years ago (here). I'm happy to have used the camera, but not sure I'd go to that effort again for the Cub. I also have a Bantam Colorsnap, which looks a bit more like quality, and which I've never used yet, so I might be tempted to take that out.

Daniel Mitchell's website has this:
pheugo.com/cameras/index.php?page=spool828
36 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Felip1 says:

The backing paper is not necessary if you cover the window -- I used tinfoil and sticky tape -- and practice first with a test roll. Expect to waste film between exposures but I found I was not very far off what was needed for economical distances between frames. Not using backing paper actually allows you to use a little more film, too.
36 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Greg Williamson says:

Thanks. I'll give it a try. Btw the Konilette has no rear window. The winder is calibrated to just wind one frame rather like a Barnack Leica.

I posted in the wrong thread too. Sorry about that.
36 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Felip1 says:

Oh no! Another camera I have to get!
36 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Greg Williamson says:

Well I bought some 828 film on eBay (exp date 1978) just to get the spool I needed, but it does;' fit the shaft of the rewind knob on the Konilette. A bit of searching around has revealed that Konishiroku produced a specially spooled 828 film for the Konilette. Looks like this little camera is destined for the shelf.
34 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Felip1 says:

Ohh. That's disappointing. I wonder if you can rig up a work-around.
34 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Greg Williamson says:

I probably can. I'll try modifying the spool. I don;t want to tamper with the camera.
34 months ago (permalink)

view photostream

Dustin McAmera says:

Did you find the manual at Mike Butkus' site?
www.butkus.org/chinon/konilette/konilette.htm
The pictures suggest the film for this was a special cassette, rather than a spool, and it was rewound at the end.

I have updated the page on the camera at Camera-wiki (it said the camera took 828):
camera-wiki.org/wiki/Konilette

One of my cameras, a Zeiss Ikon Bobette II, takes 35 mm roll film that isn't either 828 or Bolta. I have made my own spools that more or less fit, but it's a chore cutting the film, and so far the pictures haven't been enough of a reward.
Originally posted 34 months ago. (permalink)
Dustin McAmera edited this topic 34 months ago.

view photostream

Greg Williamson says:

hmmm... looks like i have to find one of those cassettes. just saw this. i pretty much gave up on the camera. it's just a shelf piece now.
7 months ago (permalink)

Would you like to comment?

Sign up for a free account, or sign in (if you're already a member).