Kodak Uses Fujifilm 120 Spools

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  1. BardParker

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    Fairly new to developing. Just noticed that my latest roll of Tri-X (Expires 11/2013) came packaged on a Fijifilm Easy Loading spool from the Kodak factory. Has Kodak been buying their spools from Fuji for very long? Interesting...never noticed this before. :confused:

    Kent
     
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    I guess that it is possible that Kodak is using the same suppplier of spools as Fuji but there may be another possibility. If that was the spool left over when you put the film on a reel for developing then it could have come from whatever film you used just before the roll of Kodak. If you used a roll of Fuji film then the take up spool for your Kodak film would have been from that roll of Fuji film. If you haven't reloaded the camera, take a look at the spool left over in the camera, your new take up spool.
     
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    Pioneer, I think you've solved the mystery. :smile:

    I've got some ancient wooden and metal 120 spools that I sometimes use in the take-up position in my 120 cameras (only on black-and-white film I process myself, of course!), just to keep things interesting.
     
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    I notice the OP said the film came packaged on that spool:

    (emphasis mine) I'm guessing he actually meant that.
     
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    As I said, it is possible. I don't know how many suppliers there are for plastic 120 spools, but there probably are not a bunch of them. For all we know everybody is using plastic spools from one supplier. Hmmm, if that supplier declares bankruptcy??? Oh well :smile:
     
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    OOPS! My Bad. This was actually the takeup spool from the old previous roll used by the previous owner. (New to the Mamiya 7 system). Oh, boy, do I really feel stupid now!
    My wife sometimes jokes that she is married to an idiot!
    Thanks, mystery solved.

    Kent
     
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    Ahh, another self inflicted injury. :wink:

    Forums are great at recording these for posterity. I know from experience.
     
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    Soooo............do I cancel my plans to burn down the building?
     
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    There was a thread not too long ago where someone who had never used a roll film camera posted in a panic because only one take-up spool came with his camera :smile:.

    Before this thread starts a wild internet rumour, maybe the moderators could "correct" the title!
     
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    Done.
     
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    Maybe "Fuji buys out Kodak film division!" instead? :whistling:
     
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    Or just delete the thread to save me from further embarrassment ? :whistling:

    Kent
     
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    Yes, the basics of roll film photography.

    35mm still film stays on its original spool
    Reg-8 movie film stays on its original spool -- I'll admit it is very easy to accidentally double expose this film.

    120 still film moves to a spool you provide
    16mm movie film moves to spool you provide.

    Cartridge film stays in the cartridge.
     
  14. David A. Goldfarb

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    Fuji 120 spools with the tab and hole on the leader paper are one of very few improvements in the history of 120 rollfilm mechanics. Would that other manufacturers could adopt similar systems.
     
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    It is almost worth using Fuji 120 roll films for that feature alone :smile: The fact that they are also fine emulsions is simply another benefit.
     
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    Too late! Just joking. :smile:
     
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    A humiliation bump.

    Its not the worst post I've read, after all, I have 120 spools marked with film from companies I've never used. I just assumed the photo labs sent them to whichever film manufacturer. I hope, anyway. It'd be a nice recycling program.