110 Film Cartridge Availability and Processing


Mac

Link Posted 15/05/2008 - 11:40
I have working examples of Asahi Pentax SLR 35mm cameras from the Spotmatic 1 through PZ10.

One of the neatest gems over the years has to be the little Auto 110 SLR, and they become available for sale every so often,

I'd like to get one and actually use it a bit, but don't know if film and processing are practicable.

For the limited number of shots that I'd actually take, I wouldn't rule out using the mails.

Does anyone have suggestions?

Cheers,
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

beakynet

Link Posted 15/05/2008 - 11:48
Here in the UK, Jessops still process the film, they have to send it off and told me it would take a month, my film was back in 8 days! Very reasonable cost too. They also sell 110 film, however you will need to cut back the little ISO indicator tab or the Auto 110 will think the 400 asa is actually a 200 asa and over expose.

I have looked for online sources and they are often very expensive and quote a 3 month turn around!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

Classvino

Link Posted 15/05/2008 - 16:48
Mac - I love my 110, but haven't actually used it in a few years - other than taking it out and exercising the shutter (without film) once or twice a year...

I've purchased 110 from this guy (he's in Alberta...) when I couldn't find it locally : http://www.frugalphotographer.com/cat110.htm

but a lot of non-chain camera stores may have old stock, and as long as it's been kept cold (or even better - frozen) it should still take a good image...

and processing info here : http://www.frugalphotographer.com/catLabServices.htm

but these guys are closer to you : http://www.photo-maitre.com/ (I think - my french is rusty...)

I used to get mine done at Throop Imaging when I lived in Ottawa : http://throopphoto.fotosource.com/

I suspect that even the stores that say they process 110 may be mailing their stuff out now...

Good luck
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MZ-6,K10D,K20D,Grip,DA*Zooms,DA 18-55-200 Kit,FA50,1.7TC,AFZ360
For Saleentax FA28-90,FA100-300,Sigma EX28-80,DC18-200,
Makinon 500mm Mirror

Classvino

Link Posted 15/05/2008 - 16:56
beakynet wrote:
however you will need to cut back the little ISO indicator tab or the Auto 110 will think the 400 asa is actually a 200 asa and over expose.

I thought that was just a Kodak film thing (unless that's the brand Jessops is selling )

The link for film in my previous post has some info on the cassette issues...
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MZ-6,K10D,K20D,Grip,DA*Zooms,DA 18-55-200 Kit,FA50,1.7TC,AFZ360
For Saleentax FA28-90,FA100-300,Sigma EX28-80,DC18-200,
Makinon 500mm Mirror

Mac

Link Posted 16/05/2008 - 02:41
Great info folks!

My heartfelt thanks!
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

Mongoose

Link Posted 16/05/2008 - 08:46
Classvino wrote:
beakynet wrote:
however you will need to cut back the little ISO indicator tab or the Auto 110 will think the 400 asa is actually a 200 asa and over expose.

I thought that was just a Kodak film thing (unless that's the brand Jessops is selling )

The link for film in my previous post has some info on the cassette issues...

All modern 110 carts are 100ASA indexed, which isn't too bad for 200ISO film but causes havoc with Kodak gold 400. AFAIK Kodak are the only ones making 400ISO film in 110 carts.

Last time I bought 110 film in Jessops it was indeed Kodak 400.
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Mac

Link Posted 16/05/2008 - 11:11
I've ordered 10 Konica cartridges at 200ASA from an outfit in the US. They've been cold stored with a 12/2007 date.

Hopefully, 200 ASA won't cause any problems - it looks like it will cost quite a lot to find out.

My first estimates seem to be seven times more than 35mm.

Takes me back to my early days (1962) in photography, when I had to be very careful with every shot, and flubs HURT

Really different from digital! (at which I'm a flub expert!)

I'm really looking forward to playing with this little guy

Building a tiny shelf, so it won't be dwarfed by its "normal" relatives.

Cheers everyone,
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

Mongoose

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 11:07
my Auto110 always performed pretty well with Fuji Superior 200 film indexed as 100, so you should be fine.

happy snapping!
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Mac

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 13:31
Mongoose,

Thanks for the encouraging news!

I've found an eBay site in France which is TOTALLY dedicated to Pentax Auto 110.

There seems to be a fierce following for these little guys!

I think there was an earlier thread on this forum wishing for a digital sensor. That would sure have a market! ? !


Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

beakynet

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 13:45
Mac wrote:
Mongoose,
I've found an eBay site in France which is TOTALLY dedicated to Pentax Auto 110.

I have used this guy quite a lot, he even sent me a free film! Very good service and he does have a lot of kit at very good prices, I got so much I needed a new kit bag for my 110!
Bodies: K5IIs, K7, MZ5n, LX, MV
Lenses: DA*16-50, DA18-55WR, DA18-135, DAL35, M50 F2, A50 f1.4, FA50 f1.4, DA*50-135, DA55-300, Tamron 70-300, DFA 100 WR Macro, M135 f3.5, Sigma 120-400 APO DG HSM, Tokina 500 f8.0
Flash: Metz 58, Metz 48
Accessories: BG4, Pentax right angle finder, Pentax mirror adaptor lens, O-ME53 Viewfinder Loupe
Auto 110 System: Auto 110, Winder, 18mm, 24mm, 50mm, 70mm, 20-40mm, AF100P, 1.7x telecon

Classvino

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 18:06
beakynet wrote:
Mac wrote:
Mongoose,
I've found an eBay site in France which is TOTALLY dedicated to Pentax Auto 110.

I have used this guy quite a lot, he even sent me a free film! Very good service and he does have a lot of kit at very good prices, I got so much I needed a new kit bag for my 110!

Could either of you post a link ffor the site you mention - apparently my googling skills aren't up to the task today
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MZ-6,K10D,K20D,Grip,DA*Zooms,DA 18-55-200 Kit,FA50,1.7TC,AFZ360
For Saleentax FA28-90,FA100-300,Sigma EX28-80,DC18-200,
Makinon 500mm Mirror

Mac

Link Posted 21/05/2008 - 19:37
I'm no good at links (can't golf either ).

The eBay ID is laurie690_0 and I think the site is Pentax 110 Heaven.

Hope this helps.
Mac from Montreal

SP, SPII, SPF, PZ-10, P30, SFX, K110D, istDS, Optio 60, Z-10, H90, RZ10, I-10, f3.5 28mm, f1.8 55mm, f1.4 50mm, f3.5 135mm, f2.5 135mm, f4 50mm Macro, f4.5 80-200 F, f4 35-70, f3.5 28-80, f3.5 35-135, f3.5 18-55, f1.8 31mm Ltd., two Auto 110's, Auto 110 lenses and filters, tubes, bellows, Manfrottos and a sore back.

Mongoose

Link Posted 22/05/2008 - 10:14
cool, I got most of my Auto110 gear from

www.pentax110.co.uk

I've always found the proprietor to be very helpful.
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GeneF

Link Posted 25/05/2010 - 20:58
Hey Mac

I just purchased an awesome 110 Super on eBay last week-it came with 3 lenses and flash and batteries. I havent had a chance to use it (no more film) but it looks great. I have another one but just camera and one lense so Im pleased to be able to add to it. Anyway, I see theres lots of sites for film-Ill see if its as available as it appears and will post success (or lack of later). Oh and I bought the entire kit, original box, warranty card and all for 51$. Cheers Gene in California (but formerly ON)!!

pos

Link Posted 20/12/2010 - 14:27
110 film and processing with processing to CD and prints is available from City Photographic, Southampton (http://www.cityphotographic.co.uk).

They do proper processing (Agfa DLAB with special 110 DLAB carrier, so it is handled as a normal film, and does not need to be scanned specially. Print sizes from 6x4 to whatever the negative/slide can take.L

All 110 films are out-dated, but they have c30 rolls available. Processing and prints are c. 5.00. Best 110 cameras so far Pentax 110,C---n 110 and M------a 110 mark 2.
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