Nikon F100 question

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Alan McPhee, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. Alan McPhee

    Alan McPhee Guest

    I recently purchased an F100 (Love it!) I am surprised to find no custom
    setting for rewind leaving the leader out. Am I missing something,
    anyone found a workaround?
    Alan McPhee, Nov 22, 2003
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    Tom Thackrey Guest

    There isn't a custom setting or any other way to get it to leave the leader
    out. But, you can have Nikon modify it to leave the leader out.
    Tom Thackrey, Nov 22, 2003
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    Gregg Guest

    Take or send the camera to Nikon Service and they'll do it.
    They used to do it as a freebie, probably charge these days, but it's a good
    excuse to send the camera in for CLA.
    Gregg, Nov 22, 2003
  4. Alan McPhee

    Alan McPhee Guest

    Thanks for the info! Guess I need to think about whether I want that as a
    full-time setting.
    Alan McPhee, Nov 22, 2003
  5. I used to leave leaders out at one time (manual rewind crank) but as the
    number of films I used increased I found myself winding them in to avoid
    confusion over exposed films. And if you develop your own, leader extractors
    don't exactly cost the earth.
    Martin Francis, Nov 23, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    A recent poster advised that to avoid doubt, fold and crease the leader
    that is left out to mark exposed film.
    Alan Browne, Nov 23, 2003
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    Roger Guest


    There are some horror stories that occasionally circulate on this ng
    about "leader out" (perhaps they are just urban legends), but they
    have to do with people tripping the shutter with the leader out (just
    following the rewind?) and having the film tip jam or interfere with
    the shutter.

    If I really need to change film, I fully rewind (although all my
    bodies except the F100 support leader out) and then use a simple
    leader extraction tool. I find that I usually have plenty of time
    because it's the new roll that needs to be the quick reload. The
    mid-roll rewind film gets marked with the frame number using a fine
    tipped permanent marker or else just gets processed as a partially
    exposed roll.

    Until I started using Portra 400 UC, film was "cheap" and I didn't
    mind processing a few partially exposed rolls of film. Now I'm finding
    UC so versatile that I'm doing very few mid-roll changes based on ISO.

    For me "leader-out" is a novel idea, but my work style doesn't really
    support the "risks" (e.g. shutter damage, confusion over what's
    unexposed film, loss of time quick loading a crimped leader, etc.)

    Roger, Nov 24, 2003
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    leicaddict Guest

    Are Leica users the only ones that carry Sharpies?
    leicaddict, Nov 24, 2003
  9. that is left out to mark exposed film.

    Sound advice. I usually advise customers of all options to avoid the
    (amazingly common) problem of people developing unexposed films and double
    exposing others. For mass shooters I understand it can be a problem, but
    considering the number of "spec ocs" shooters that do it...
    Martin Francis, Nov 24, 2003
  10. Alan McPhee

    Alan McPhee Guest

    To the group. My thanks form the comments, all helpful. I think at this
    point I will leave well enough alone and know that I will develop a few
    partial rolls. Again, thanks!
    Alan McPhee, Nov 25, 2003
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    Alan Browne Guest

    please decode "ocs", thx.
    Alan Browne, Nov 25, 2003
  12. "Spec ocs", or special occasions. A covert society of assassins whose weapon
    of choice is the budget AF or focus-free point and shoot. Modus operandi
    includes decapititaion with a viewfinder, smothering with an errant thumb
    and attempted blinding with flash.

    They outnumber any other armed gathering in the world, and are harder to
    spot than any terrorist organisation. If you find one, do not p*ss them off.
    Martin Francis, Nov 25, 2003
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    Alan Browne, Nov 25, 2003
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