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  • Nano_Burger commented on Nano_Burger's instructable Hack Your Nishika N80006 months ago
    Hack Your Nishika N8000

    Anned, I did a instructable on the N9000 that will cover how to get inside the camera. Not that difficult. Here is the link:https://www.instructables.com/id/Bulb-i-fy-Your-Nishika-N9000/

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  • Nano_Burger commented on Nano_Burger's instructable Hack Your Nishika N80007 months ago
    Hack Your Nishika N8000

    OK.1. Take the film out and leave the back of the camera open.2. Try to advance the film with the lever (don't force).3. If it does not advance, look through the septums in the camera and press the shutter release. Did you hear a click? Did you see light through the lenses? If you did, try the film advance.4. If you didn't see either, the shutter is jammed. You will have to open up the camera and clean/actuate the shutter. Follow the instructions in step 3 to get to the shutter mechanism. Clean and manipulate the shutter mechanism with some lighter fluid (naphtha). Once you have the shutter working properly, the winder problem should resolve itself. Good luck!

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  • Nano_Burger commented on Nano_Burger's instructable Hack Your Nishika N80007 months ago
    Hack Your Nishika N8000

    Curious....the film advance is a pretty robust mechanism. I assume the film isn't jammed in the film can since you have to pull out a generous leader to load. If the film didn't catch on the take-up sprocket, you would have no problem advancing the mechanism even if the film isn't moving. The only thing I can think of is that the mechanism is somehow in between cycles and not completing the cycle as it should.I'd take the film out and play with the mechanism a few times. Wind, shoot, wind etc. Hopefully, it will free up whatever is jamming the mechanism. If you can't get it to work, you might want to open the camera up and see if you can fix it, but I'd recommend just buying a new one on eBay. These don't command high prices, however if you have the time, break out the small scre...

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    Curious....the film advance is a pretty robust mechanism. I assume the film isn't jammed in the film can since you have to pull out a generous leader to load. If the film didn't catch on the take-up sprocket, you would have no problem advancing the mechanism even if the film isn't moving. The only thing I can think of is that the mechanism is somehow in between cycles and not completing the cycle as it should.I'd take the film out and play with the mechanism a few times. Wind, shoot, wind etc. Hopefully, it will free up whatever is jamming the mechanism. If you can't get it to work, you might want to open the camera up and see if you can fix it, but I'd recommend just buying a new one on eBay. These don't command high prices, however if you have the time, break out the small screwdrivers!

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  • Packtastic*...or How to Use 100 Series Film in an 80 Series Film Polaroid Camera

    The photo sandwich will come through the rollers, breaking the reagent pack and spreading the reagent between the photo and negative. It should operate like any other peel apart Polaroid camera. The paper tab, when pulled will cause the photo sandwich tab to appear between the rollers. If it does not, you may have to adjust the tension on the springs that hold the pack in the camera. Sometimes, these can be pretty stiff and impede the photo coming out in the correct fashion. You can see the spring here. It is the metal spring right above the "Keep Rollers Clean" warning. Good luck!

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  • Nano_Burger commented on Nano_Burger's instructable Hack Your Nishika N80008 months ago
    Hack Your Nishika N8000

    Any 35mm film with sprocket holes will do. Without a flash, I'd stick to outdoor scenes. I'd stick to 400 ISO film as a go to film with this camera.

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  • Develop Slide Film With C-41 Chemicals AKA E-6(-)

    I meant E-6 of course 8-/

    Ronnie, Thanks for the tips! Always appreciated. It looks like you joined Instructables just to reply...so I know your tips are high quality!I've moved recently, so I have not tried this technique in some time, but will as soon as I can burn through a roll of C-41. What is your opinion on sunlight for fogging? Some suggest that it can lead to color shifts, but you seem to say that it is required for d-max? Does UV play a significant role or is tungsten OK??

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  • Make a Scanner Mask for 110 And/Or APS Film [Updated]

    Thinner is better. The scanner has a very limited focus range, so I think foam core material may be too thick. The material I used was essentially black card stock....a heavy paper. I'd go with the poster paper!

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  • Nano_Burger commented on Nano_Burger's instructable Make Your Own Challenge Coin11 months ago
    Make Your Own Challenge Coin

    Hey, thanks for the comments. I made these with the instructable motif as a proof of principle. If anyone wants one of these "limited edition" coins, just instructable-mail me your address. One will easily fit into an envelope and I'll take care of the minimal postage...even overseas (places other than Texas). I have about 20 left (the rest were randomly dropped around Manhattan on a visit there). If they are popular, I can always make another round! Cheers!

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  • Nano_Burger commented on ColleenF25's instructable Transplanting Corals 11 months ago
    Transplanting Corals

    Sorry, I see that the sculpture is a biorock installation...nice!

    Would the transplants survive better with a biorock installation? From what I understand, it would mean putting a low voltage current through the rebar.

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  • Packtastic*...or How to use 100 Series Film in an 80 Series Film Polaroid Camera

    Sure, they should be just as light tight as a regular pack. Since they are out of the factory foil package, I'd store the pack in a heavy duty quart freezer ziplock bag. This will protect it from dust, moisture and mechanical damage. If you could find them in black...all the better 8-)

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  • Bring Your Polaroid I-Zone Camera Back From the Dead

    If someone wants them for this conversion or a conversation piece...fine. However, Even under ideal storage conditions, those film packs are long dead for their original purpose. They will not produce an image.

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  • Packtastic*...or How to use 100 Series Film in an 80 Series Film Polaroid Camera

    Ahhh, the old Pleaser! Probably has not pleased anyone in quite a while! I don't think that you could really convert a Pleaser to pack film. It was an integral type instant camera, not a peel apart instant camera. I've converted a Kodak instant camera to a cut film camera, but the results were not that great and was not worth the effort. Better to have it as a decorative object or doorstop 8-)

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