Calumet C-2 and C-2-N film holders : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Anybody know if there's a difference between Calumet's C-2 and C-2-N roll film holders?

-- Arthur Gottschalk (, September 07, 2001


I had a C-2. It was all metal. Ibelieve the current design has some plastic parts.

-- David Rose (, September 07, 2001.

Hi Arthur,

C-2N is the newer version. Now made by Cambo in Holland. It seems (opinion) that its now a bit more reliable. Ive had both and with the N version I have yet to have any overlapping negatives.

The new version is all black, while the older model had a silver winding crank/whe

-- Joseph A. Dickerson (, September 07, 2001.

I have made several posts on this forum (or the Medium Format forum of about this very issue. Rather than repeat in detail, let me say: C2 ( I have two of them) has spacing problems, only 9 good frames per roll (not 10). Both C2 and C2N have film flatness problems which took me forever to detect (I thought it was my new/used 65/4 lens and/or board). The flatness was fixed by a little gaffer tape (seriously). Email me for further info.

-- Richard Stum (, September 07, 2001.

Several of you have e-mailed my directly regarding "how to fix your back with gaffer's tape." I just posted a page with pix on it for your enjoyment. It is at: <> I also posted some stuff about another pet peeve of mine Sekonic meter problems.

-- Richard Stum (, September 09, 2001.

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