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Adapters to use 120 film in older cameras.
Old 04-18-2018   #1
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Adapters to use 120 film in older cameras.

Just got an email from the Film Photography Project that they are now selling adapters for 120 film in other cameras:
116, 118, 122, and 616 to 120 Film Adapters.
See this page:
https://filmphotographystore.com/col...ed-accessories

I've not used these but for those of us who have some of the cameras that need those four sizes of film, this looks like a decent way to use 120 instead.

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Nice, too bad it is impossible to do 620 cameras.
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Nice, too bad it is impossible to do 620 cameras.
Hmmm...

FPP has 620 film:
https://filmphotographystore.com/collections/620-film

And, there are people with videos respooling 120 film onto new 620 spools.
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Yeah, bigger film to smaller camera is always going to problematic.
But 6x14 cm negatives on 120 film sound pretty good to me! I suppose you might want to make some kind of film gate or rails for the edges of the 120 film.
I also am guessing whether or not the frame numbers line up with those other cameras and 120 film? I have no idea how standardized that was.

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What I liked was they also have a 126 adapter (though it mostly will only work on Kodak cameras). I'm going to order one, and dig out my Instamatic 500!

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I purchased the CameraHack 616>120 adaptors directly from the maker (there's a 20% off offer for first time orders) but have yet to use it -- planning a trip next month to the Green Bank radio astronomy site where you have to use film so you don't pollute the radio spectrum. I have a mint Kodak Six-16 art deco folder I plan to use.

Claudio is very responsive and will make gates for those who ask, but writes the thing to remember is not to advance the film until after you've opened the bellows because the suction can pull the film in towards the lens if you skip installing rails or a gate.

The package comes with winding instructions to map to the frame numbers.
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That sounds like a very cool trip!
And, thank you for the further info about the adapters and the person who's making them.

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I purchased the CameraHack 616>120 adaptors directly from the maker (there's a 20% off offer for first time orders) but have yet to use it -- planning a trip next month to the Green Bank radio astronomy site where you have to use film so you don't pollute the radio spectrum. I have a mint Kodak Six-16 art deco folder I plan to use.

Claudio is very responsive and will make gates for those who ask, but writes the thing to remember is not to advance the film until after you've opened the bellows because the suction can pull the film in towards the lens if you skip installing rails or a gate.

The package comes with winding instructions to map to the frame numbers.
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With the advent of 3D printers 120-to-xxx adapters and 35mm-to-120 adapters have been popping out of the wood...euh...plastic works.

I've had a pair of 120-to-116 adapters that I've used a few times.
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I've contemplated buying something like this for my Ansco 3A Junior. When looking at the adapters, the top and bottom seemed to be the same size, which puts the film in the center of the rails. Unfortunately, this means the film doesn't cross the red window, so you have to count turns of the film wind knob to keep from overlapping frames. I decided against buying the kit, and found a way to 3d print my own design. Since I had some cheap digital calipers, I just measured everything and made my own with a shorter cylinder at the bottom so that I could count exposures. It worked fine. Hopefully soon I'll develop the film and see how it turns out. What would be nice is some flat plastic to add to the rails to allow the film to ride flat across the gate. I guess that's next the project.
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What I liked was they also have a 126 adapter (though it mostly will only work on Kodak cameras). I'm going to order one, and dig out my Instamatic 500!

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