Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/10/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] RE: Bulk Film Loaders
From: Mark Rabiner <>
Date: Fri, 08 Oct 1999 13:03:55 -0700

Michael Hintlian wrote:
> Using an Alden 74 bulk loader for a lot of years.  Leica M cassettes work
> really well in the Alden 74.  The M  cassettes are great but heavy...try
> putting 15 of them in your bag for a day.  See if you can locate Ilford
> reloadable cassettes, they are like the Kodak snap caps but the cap ends go
> on more securely.  Drop one of each and you will see the difference..
> Freestyle in LA had them a year or so ago, check with them.
> Oh, I average between 500 to 600 feet of Tri-X a month all of which is bulk
> loaded and have not had a single problem with scratches.  On the other
> hand, some recent factory loads of P3200 have had their share of scratches.
>  Go figure.
> Hope this answers the question.
> MH
Sounds like my 70mm loader! Don't mess with me! No more Tri X or Plus X in 70
though! Texas 35!
Mark Rabiner
How much are you saving?