It's interesting that a DSLR is considered a "large" camera these days. At a wedding a few weeks back, I brought out a Canon pocket camera and someone made the comment, "Oh look, a real camera." I did Disney World with a Nikon F-100, with a 28-200 lens, a few years back and had no problem with it's size, but left the rest of the "kit" in the locker. A lot cooler than leaving it in the car.
I am familiar with the 100 shot magazines often used by National Geographic but how did they process those long rolls of film? I'm sure they didn't hand crank them onto a stainless steel reel like we did in the old darkroom setup.
Cine — or movie film — processors. They use a leader and trailer that pull the film at a constant speed over rollers at the top and bottom of tempered tanks. Typically, they are fed by huge tanks of chemicals that continuously replenish the tanks.
We had two Hills processors set up for C41. We spliced about 1100 feet of film onto a reel in the dark. Then we attached it to a leader. The leader was clipped onto a belt that pulled the film from feeder reel, through developer, bleach, fix, wash, and stabilizer, then through a drying cabinet and to a take-up reel, where an operator unclipped it and attached it to the take-up.
There are many kinds of processors, from small tanks and reels, to 5 gallon tanks in “sink lines,” to roller transports, to leader belts, to dip-and-dunks.
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Thanks for the answer. I should have thought of the processors that were used in the mini-labs at drugstores for many years. That is how they worked, only they were processing 24 & 36 frame film -- the process would have been the same though.
I took my granddaughter to Disneyland after school was out this past June; I wanted to take her where it all began. She gave me this T shirt to wear....how totally appropriate! Three days split between Disneyland and California Adventures. I carried my D850 with 24-70 lens. From what I observed, I had everyone "outgunned". Some of the looks on peoples' faces were interesting...were they staring at my T shirt or my Nikon or both? I had interesting conversations with several Disney photographers while my granddaughter was on rides I was not into doing. I got some very good shots of "Phantasmic", the show they put on at Disneyland after 9 pm most nights. Glad I had the D850 then. Glad I had it when we spent one day at Seaworld; San Diego too. This was my 3rd trip to Disneyland and the trip I had the most fun doing. I rented a locker every day and kept anything extra in it rather than in our rental vehicle. The other pic was taken by an official Disney photographer using a Nikon D7500 which was the camera all the official photographers were using when we were there.
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Now you made me change my mind. Maybe a DSLR at Disney may be a good idea after all along with my Coolpix. Thanks for the post.
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