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Re: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!



Gene
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
                                               Mark S
- ----- Original Message -----
From: Gene Johnson <genej2  >
To: <rollei  
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
in
> a Rollei, by using some trick involving a changing bag.  We spent some
time
> 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
the
> back.  I don't use 220 that often, except for weddings in a non-Rollei,
when
> I think it's the greatest thing ever invented.  I absolutely HATE changing
> film under pressure.  I'll work on it.
>
> Gene
> ----- 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
with
> > 220 option. This started me thinking about it and I came to this
solution:
> >
> > -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
> reversed
> > order.
> > -Wind through the whole film after # 12 and you have made 24 shots on a
> 220
> > film !
> >
> > You'll probably want to remove the sticky paper when reversing and
you'll
> > end up with the text "unexposed" on the backing paper after shooting.
But
> at
> > least you'll be able to use 220 film when desired.
> >
> > Obviously, this solution will not work if your objective is to get 24
> shots
> > without any additional efforts. But I guess this is much easier than
> opening
> > the back in a changing bag ;-)
> >
> > And I guess the GX, T and 'cord users are out of luck here since they do
> not
> > 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
cannot
> > guarantee it to work. But I have no reason to assume that this will not
> work
> > in practice.
> >
> >
>
>
>

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