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Woody wrote: > Hi everyone > > Last week I was visiting a friend who's B&W work with old cameras has been a > little inspiring. So I rooted around in my boxes and found a Six 20 Brownie > E which I thought I'd play around with and see what resulted. I thought it > would take 120 film (I put a roll of film through it about 20 years ago) > however it has a sticker on the inside saying it uses 620 film and that 120 > film will not fit the camera. > > My friendly ...

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    Woody wrote:
    > Hi everyone
    >
    > Last week I was visiting a friend who's B&W work with old cameras has been a
    > little inspiring. So I rooted around in my boxes and found a Six 20 Brownie
    > E which I thought I'd play around with and see what resulted. I thought it
    > would take 120 film (I put a roll of film through it about 20 years ago)
    > however it has a sticker on the inside saying it uses 620 film and that 120
    > film will not fit the camera.
    >
    > My friendly camera shop said they can't get 620 film anymore, so I thought
    > I'd ask here and see if anyone knows of any 620 film suppliers. Do other
    > film sizes fit this camera ? I have to admit, I know bugger all about this
    > sort of thing, I usually just play with my 35 mm slr :). Any (polite)
    > advice is appreciated :). Thanks in advance.
    >
    > Woody
    >
    >
    620 film has smaller diameter spool ends than 120. to fit you can clip
    off the edges with a nail clipper and it fits. If its B&W keep the
    winding spool as this has a smaller hole in the end and fits the key
    better although you may be able to use a 120 spool to take up the film
    on your particular camera.

    r

    ops Guest

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    Thanks Nige and ops - just the sort of info I needed. I've just checked the
    620 wind on spool with a 120 spool and I can see the difference and need to
    file the 120 down.

    Thanks for you help and happy snapping

    Woody

    Nige <postit.in.thegroup> wrote in message
    news:3f265f73_1news.iprimus.com.au...
    >
    > "ops" <martinwollongong.apana.org.au> wrote in message
    > news:3F25BC53.7040902wollongong.apana.org.au...
    > >
    > >
    > > Woody wrote:
    > > > Hi everyone
    > > >
    > > > Last week I was visiting a friend who's B&W work with old cameras has
    > been a
    > > > little inspiring. So I rooted around in my boxes and found a Six 20
    > Brownie
    > > > E which I thought I'd play around with and see what resulted. I
    thought
    > it
    > > > would take 120 film (I put a roll of film through it about 20 years
    ago)
    > > > however it has a sticker on the inside saying it uses 620 film and
    that
    > 120
    > > > film will not fit the camera.
    > > >
    > > > My friendly camera shop said they can't get 620 film anymore, so I
    > thought
    > > > I'd ask here and see if anyone knows of any 620 film suppliers. Do
    > other
    > > > film sizes fit this camera ? I have to admit, I know bugger all about
    > this
    > > > sort of thing, I usually just play with my 35 mm slr :). Any (polite)
    > > > advice is appreciated :). Thanks in advance.
    > > >
    > > > Woody
    > > >
    > > >
    > >
    > > 620 film has smaller diameter spool ends than 120. to fit you can clip
    > > off the edges with a nail clipper and it fits. If its B&W keep the
    > > winding spool as this has a smaller hole in the end and fits the key
    > > better although you may be able to use a 120 spool to take up the film
    > > on your particular camera.
    > >
    > > r
    > >
    >
    > I have been putting a few roll thru my mothers Brownie Junior Six-20. It
    > still had the take-up spool in it and I read somewhere that you can try
    > filing down a 120 roll film to suit. Takes about 2mins to file the ends
    > (take the bumps off) and edges (make the diameter slightly smaller) to
    make
    > it fit loose enough that it the film pulls out nicely. I didn't actually
    > file the 1st one I tried and it was so hard to wind I think I damaged the
    > emulsion as it had funny bands right along it. The subsequent ones that
    > I've filed have all been fine.
    >
    > Cheers, Nige
    >
    >

    Woody Guest

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    see [url]http://medfmt.8k.com/mf/620.html[/url] on respooling 120 onto 620 spools

    hth bobm
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    Thanks Bob - lots of good info there.

    Woody


    Bob Monaghan <rmonaghaengr.smu.edu> wrote in message
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    >
    > see [url]http://medfmt.8k.com/mf/620.html[/url] on respooling 120 onto 620 spools
    >
    > hth bobm
    > --
    > ************************************************** *********************
    > * Robert Monaghan POB 752182 Southern Methodist Univ. Dallas Tx 75275 *
    > ********************Standard Disclaimers Apply*************************

    Woody Guest

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    Bob Monaghan wrote:
    > see [url]http://medfmt.8k.com/mf/620.html[/url] on respooling 120 onto 620 spools
    >
    > hth bobm
    And why would you want to respool - its a pain even if its unloading a
    roll from a 120 camera.

    rm

    ops Guest

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    why respool? Lots of emulsions are not available in 620, only a few
    still are, and they are expensive. The film is identical in size, just
    different spool shapes, so respooling opens up lots of film types to use.

    Cost is another issue; some places charge rather more for 620 films which
    are available (e.g., $10-16 USD vs. $4 for 120 version). Since many 620
    cameras are budget folders, it doesn't make a lot of sense to pay $10-30
    for the camera and then pay more for a few rolls of film to use in testing
    it ;-)

    regards bobm
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    Bob Monaghan wrote:
    > why respool? Lots of emulsions are not available in 620, only a few
    > still are, and they are expensive. The film is identical in size, just
    > different spool shapes, so respooling opens up lots of film types to use.
    >
    > Cost is another issue; some places charge rather more for 620 films which
    > are available (e.g., $10-16 USD vs. $4 for 120 version). Since many 620
    > cameras are budget folders, it doesn't make a lot of sense to pay $10-30
    > for the camera and then pay more for a few rolls of film to use in testing
    > it ;-)
    >
    > regards bobm
    If you had read the first reply then modification to the 120 spool
    allows the 120 to fit in the camera.

    ops Guest

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