The Kalt 35mm Cassette For Bulk Film is fully light trapped, light tight, scratch proof and reusable. It is designed for use in bulk film loaders and is comprised of three pieces: casing, spool and cap.
Kalt NP11137-1 Overview
Kalt NP11137-1 Specs
|Package Weight||0.02 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||2.8 x 1.95 x 0.9"|
Kalt NP11137-1 Reviews
The cassettes are fine. However, there are plastic chips all over the place and I am reluctant to use them because they might find their way into my camera. It's a pain to clean them before use.
I haven't used these yet, but I think screw top cap is a serious overstatement. Screw top to me indicates at least one full, threaded turn between on and off. They have a tiny, maybe 15-20 degree rotation with very little positive retention, that essentially is just a weak cam lock. On the one hand, the metal canisters are irritating and my finger tips ache every time I think about opening them. On the other, when risking ruining whole rolls, having a cap that is annoyingly hard to open is infinitely preferable to having one that falls off easily. I don't know that I'll ever actually load these, because the cap design seems like it would fall of if you breath on it wrong. I'm giving it 2 stars solely because it seemed like the fitment was OK, nothing was bent when they showed up and the caps went on smoothly and easily (which is kind of the problem, honestly)
Felt is falling apart in many pieces - DO NOT BUY
I should have read the reviews. How bad could it be, right? The felt on these things is so poorly made that it starts unraveling and falls apart immediately. Only get these if you want junk in your camera that may ruin your shutter and make large dust spots on your images. Don't waste your money on these. This is a completely awful product. This is not functional for its intended purpose. Do not buy.
Given there are no other choices....
You can pay twice as much for the Samigon name, or much less for these. They are same as the cassettes sold under other names too. Good for two or three uses before the felt light trap deteriorates too badly. It will leave lots of dross on your film so be prepared for some quality time spotting the scanned images!
Very Easy to Load. I have not developed yet but even just after loading them the felt is pealing off and leaving little pieces everywhere. These will or be a light leak problem or could potentially make it to the gate of the camera and print onto the exposures...I don't recommend these
Light seal (((
The light seal was coming apart as soon as they came in. This could be a big problem as the small parts might cover the film during rewinding. Didn’t shoot yet, but not recommending till they change the light seal materials.
Don't think you'll have better luck. You won't.
I saw the reviews. I knew these could be bad. I thought I'd try them anyway. They're awful. Everything the reviews said about the felt disintegrating is correct. Never buy these unless you want to spend an hour cleaning up little bits of felt from your camera and your final scans. Complete trash.
Lest we cassette!
These are my preferred cassettes, no need for a film retriever! And they're tough as nails. I beat them up pretty badly and they last forever with no light leaks.
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