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
Nige <postit.in.thegroup> wrote in message
> "ops" <martinwollongong.apana.org.au> wrote in message
> news:3F25BC53.7040902wollongong.apana.org.au...> been a> >
> > Woody wrote:> > > Hi everyone
> > >
> > > Last week I was visiting a friend who's B&W work with old cameras has> Brownie> > > little inspiring. So I rooted around in my boxes and found a Six 20> > > E which I thought I'd play around with and see what resulted. Iago)> it> > > would take 120 film (I put a roll of film through it about 20 yearsthat> > > however it has a sticker on the inside saying it uses 620 film andmake> 120> thought> > > film will not fit the camera.
> > >
> > > My friendly camera shop said they can't get 620 film anymore, so I> other> > > I'd ask here and see if anyone knows of any 620 film suppliers. Do> this> > > film sizes fit this camera ? I have to admit, I know bugger all about>> >> > > 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> 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