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Discussion in '[Classifieds] Want to Buy' started by djhopscotch, Jun 13, 2011.
Looking for a couple of 620 spools.
I have one plastic 620 spool from a roll I shot recently. There is also a metal 620 spool floating around here somewhere, it was in an old Herbert George toy camera; I developed the roll so the take-up spool is probably in my box of miscellaneous darkroom stuff. I will happily send you the plastic one for postage costs. Let me know if you want me to try and find the older metal one.
Buy a roll of 620 film.
I buy old cheap VP620, shoot it and develop it and then respool them myself. New respooled 620 is too much, $12/roll at B&H.
Just cut and sand your 120 spool down.....
In my camera at least this won't work but perhaps in some it does.
Got 5 I can part with. PM sent.
sanding/filing down works fine in ALL cameras, as long as you also thin out the end piece.. takes less than 5mins...!
And the take-up spool?
Mea culpa maxima, yes, I should have been more specific... yes, indeed you DO need a genuine 620 spool as the take up spool as the sanded down ones aren't good for that... sorry
Mine is one, as noted in the above mentioned flickr thread, that needs tubing or a 1/4 T-nut which is a pain so I find respooling to be simpler. I have 5 spools so I'm good for 4 rolls at a time plus a take-up.
In some cameras a real 620 is required for even the feed spool. The Kodak Duo, for instance, jams almost 100% of the time if a modified 120 spool is used in either position.
Intriguing.. the jamming of the feed-spool, as far as I have worked out, is due to the fact that the plastic of the flange is thicker than the metal and thus the spool is fractionally longer. The same with my Olbia. But I get round this by thinning the end on a file
In the Duo the film chamber must be "oversized" compared to other cameras. The 120 spool cocks because of the larger 120 end hole rather than rubs on the film housing.
Ah, seems the same problem that Phil has (see above)
The Kodak Tourist has a similar problem.
Purchased a few from Michel Hardy-Vallée, thanks for everyone for chiming in.