120 film vs. 620 film in a Brownie Target six-20greenspun.com : LUSENET : Brownie Cameras : One Thread
does anyone know the relative merits of using 620 film in a brownie target six-20 instead of re-spooled or trimmed down 120 film. i've seen people mention that 120 film is cheaper but if cost isn't a factor what is the best (i.e. most versatile) film for a brownie target six-20
-- Matt Hafelein (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 08, 2001
Assuming price not to be a consideration !!
620 film pros: It'll fit your camera 620 film cons: Very limited emulsion choices
120 film pros: Virtually unlimited emulsion choice, including chromagenic b&w, which is probably the best all-round film for a camera with limited exposure capability
120 film cons: Spool needs modifying or film rewound onto 620 spindle (a matter of minutes per film with a little practice).
-- Chris Eve (email@example.com), May 08, 2001.
I have a Kodal duaflex and have been fortunate enough to find a store that sells the 120 film already spooled onto 620 reels. However, there is still a problem. When I put these new plastic 620 reels in my camera they get stripped because the pin that turns the reel is metal. After a couple of winds the reel is destroyed and I cannot advance the film anymore. Any suggtestions?
-- Scott Kuhl (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 04, 2001.
Hi, Scott, My first suggestion would be, of course, that you stop using the 620 film on the plastic spools. After that, I would suggest that you get hold of some metal 620 spools and become adept at respooling 120 onto them.
For what it's worth, I don't believe in spending an inordinate amount of money on film that someone else has respooled when I can do it myself in only a couple of minutes. I always re-respool the film onto the original 120 spool prior to processing, so I don't have to worry about not getting the 620 spool back.
Someone sent me a spool of 620 from Film for Classics, and I used it in my Medalist II and had the same problem with stripping, but fortunately not until I had gotten past the 8th exposure.
Good luck! If you want to know how to get some metal 620 spools, drop me a line via email.
-- Pete Lutz (email@example.com), October 23, 2001.