Respool 120 to 116

Discussion in 'Medium Format Cameras and Accessories' started by Neanderman, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Neanderman

    Neanderman Member

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    This recent post http://www.apug.org/forums/viewpost.php?p=1169079 set me on a quest to measure some various spools I had laying around. Both visual comparison and measurements seem to indicate that film from a 620 spool would fit on a 116 spool and, since we know that you can re-spool 120 to 620, logic would seem to dictate that 120 could be re-spooled onto a 116 spool.

    Has anyone ever tried it? Curious minds are curious. :cool:

    Ed
     
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    116 film is/was wider than 120, so if you re-spool 120 on to a 116 spool there will be open space at each edge of the film/backing paper.

    I've used 120 film in a 116 camera with a modified 116 take-up spool. The modification consisted mainly of narrowing the film space by inserting rubber washers on to the spool. It works okay.
     
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    B&H sells 116 film. :whistling:
     
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    Aw, where's the fun in that? :laugh:
     
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    120 begat 620
    116 begat 616 use 70mm for either x16