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Re: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!
- From: "KRAMSB" <KRAMSB >
- Date: Sat, 29 Jun 2002 23:58:05 -0400
- References: <NDBBILBAOMIJFOPHBAPKMEADDBAA.siufai >
I think you may be on to something groundbreaking for Rollei 120 TLR users.
Have you developed a protocol for using 220 film?
- -TLR models that can use the system
- -size spools to use
-how to reset the film counter after the 12th exposure
- -cautions on possible danger to film transport, shutter cocking etc.
If you have something, I 'll try to have someone who worked for the company
go over it and get the comments back to you
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Johnson <genej2 >
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!
> I know we went through this before. Jerry L. once saw someone using 220
> a Rollei, by using some trick involving a changing bag. We spent some
> trying to figure out what the person had done to make it work. I think we
> came to the conclusion that he had opened the back in the changing bag and
> inserted something between the rollers to reset the counter. Have I got
> that right you guys? I have wondered about the idea of drilling a small
> hole through the right side strap hanger and cover so a paper clip or
> something similar could be inserted to reset the counter without opening
> back. I don't use 220 that often, except for weddings in a non-Rollei,
> I think it's the greatest thing ever invented. I absolutely HATE changing
> film under pressure. I'll work on it.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Siu Fai" <siufai
> To: <rollei
> Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:08 AM
> Subject: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!
> > EUREKA!
> > A friend of mine got a bunch of 220 film but he doesn't have a camera
> > 220 option. This started me thinking about it and I came to this
> > -Shoot the first 12 exposure like you do normally with 120 film.
> > -After the last shot(#12) wind the film all the way to the end.
> > -Put the film back at the bottom and start shooting the other 12 in
> > order.
> > -Wind through the whole film after # 12 and you have made 24 shots on a
> > film !
> > You'll probably want to remove the sticky paper when reversing and
> > end up with the text "unexposed" on the backing paper after shooting.
> > least you'll be able to use 220 film when desired.
> > Obviously, this solution will not work if your objective is to get 24
> > without any additional efforts. But I guess this is much easier than
> > the back in a changing bag ;-)
> > And I guess the GX, T and 'cord users are out of luck here since they do
> > have the automatic film feeler that make this method perfect : (
> > Siu Fai
> > PS: I haven't test this method yet since I don't use 220 film, so I
> > guarantee it to work. But I have no reason to assume that this will not
> > in practice.