Make sure that take-up spool is threaded correctly ...

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by David Brown, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. David Brown

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    In 50 years of using various roll-film cameras (counting the 127 Brownies), I've never before had this happen. :blink:

    specifics ('cause I know you'll ask):

    Fuji GS645
    Fuji Acros film
    Ilford take-up spool
    Attention to detail: low
     

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  2. Rick A

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    Wow! At least I'm not the only one....:whistling:
     
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    I've heard of a 'fat roll', but that's ridiculous! Not like I've never done anything like that (smacks self in forehead).
     
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    Have had it happen. You'll see some edge flashing and that's about it.
     
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    ouch
     
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    Had it happen a couple of times on an old Fuji 645 folder, and once on an ensign 820, with the 820 the trick was to make sure the film was wound tight at the start, with the fuji it was random what ever I did
    Richard
     
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    I bet the amount of play or backlash in the feeding axis on the Fuji was such that it allowed the feeding spool to slide up or down which influenced the take up spool. Just throwing stuff out there though.
     
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    Bummer! Develop it yet?
     
  9. David Brown

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    I did not develop it. Fortunately, I was just playing with the camera and nothing on was important.
     
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    Da... from a new user of an RB67... thank you very much...
     
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    I've had this happen as well - on an old 620 folder. I finally worked out it was one of the 620 spools, that had excessive wear on the winder hole. Lots of slippage when I wound on, so it didn't wind as tightly as it should have. Ended up with a "fat roll", but not quite that fat. :wink: Worst thing is, it started winding perfectly when I loaded the film - only started slipping as I continued to shoot.

    I did process it, after hurriedly putting it into a film pouch, and whilst it did have some awful fogging, quite a few frames did survive (thankfully!)
     
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    Once I laid the exposed film down before securing the adhesive ribbon, and cringed as I heard it unwind. That taught me a quick lesson, but fortunately the fog did not encroach on the images.