Roll 56. Lucky Empire Junior.
Katen was away all day, so Doggie and I decided upon going for a photowalk. Feeling a bit adventurous I taped up the red window on the Empire Junior camera and loaded it with 35mm film. I went for Lucky SHD100, it’s cheap, and I didn’t have any good idea for how to advance the right amount of film between frames.
I did a trial with a bit of leftover leader and it seemed one and a half turn on the advance knob would guarantee that there would be no overlap, so I went with that for the whole shoot.
Once I had developed the roll I found that one and a half turn was a bit excessive, especially for the second half of the roll. Next time I’ll go with one and a half turn for the first five frames and then reduce to one and a quarter turn for the rest of the roll.
And there will definitely be a next roll. I liked the format, it’s the same form factor as a regular 35mm frame, but with sprocket holes. The modification of the camera was non-destructive as well, I used regular clear tape, and stuck a small piece of backing paper on both the outside and inside of the red window. Small pieces of packing foam served to hold the film canister in place.