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    You can also just find some old 116 or 616 film, and some (old or new) bulk 70mm film, and roll a chunk of 70 into the backing paper of the old 116 or 616, and get all of that wonderful huge negative in your pocket! Repeat until your paper disintegrates, should take a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosmok View Post
    You can also just find some old 116 or 616 film, and some (old or new) bulk 70mm film, and roll a chunk of 70 into the backing paper of the old 116 or 616, and get all of that wonderful huge negative in your pocket! Repeat until your paper disintegrates, should take a long time.

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    Yeah, that reminds me of conversations on this topic about 15 years ago. Tell you the truth, the conversion is easier, the film better what with what we have now and the reels have a wider spool diameter. You also don't have to buy 70mm tanks and you can shoot color and send it out.
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    Tomorrow I'm 3D printing some "end caps" I modeled in Google SketchUp. They will snap on to the ends of 120 roll film and then (hopefully) slide into the cameras - I'm doing a set for a 122 format camera and a set for 130 format. To convert the film gate I just cut some aluminum flashing with a box cutter, sanded it smooth, painted it with cheap flat black spray paint. I'll glue the strips into place with some superglue type stuff.

    If it works, I'll do up a little tutorial. If it doesn't I'll hang my head in shame and drift away :-)

    Any comments/suggestions etc are more than welcome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Monahan View Post
    Tomorrow I'm 3D printing some "end caps" I modeled in Google SketchUp. They will snap on to the ends of 120 roll film and then (hopefully) slide into the cameras - I'm doing a set for a 122 format camera and a set for 130 format. To convert the film gate I just cut some aluminum flashing with a box cutter, sanded it smooth, painted it with cheap flat black spray paint. I'll glue the strips into place with some superglue type stuff.

    If it works, I'll do up a little tutorial. If it doesn't I'll hang my head in shame and drift away :-)

    Any comments/suggestions etc are more than welcome!

    Joe
    I would love to be able to use my old Kodak Folding Brownie 3A. It uses 122 film, I have a few rolls (6) but it is such a PITA to develop that I just don't use the camera. If your "end caps" work out let me know.

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    Why not convert the 122 to like a 4x5 back? Would that be more practical?

    How do you develop it? Is there an old SS reel you have to scrounge for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by waynecrider View Post
    I ran across this simple procedure to convert Kodak 616 and 116 panoramic cameras to use 120 film. If you have an old folder you would like to shoot again this will do it for you.

    A review of Kodak's 116 and 616 cameras: http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=212

    Converting a 616 camera with PDF link: http://kodak.3106.net/index.php?p=516

    PDF instructions: http://kodak.3106.net/download/616pa...sion-RevBE.pdf
    Hello all I have several 616 cameras. I want to be able to use them. I know I could come up with a way to make 120 film work;but don't want to reinvent the wheel.

    I did a search for converting 616 cameras to 120 and found references to this pdf in several places including this forum.

    I cannot get these links to the pdf to work. Does anyone have a copy or know the correct address?

    Thanks to everyone on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StoneNYC View Post
    Why not convert the 122 to like a 4x5 back? Would that be more practical?

    How do you develop it? Is there an old SS reel you have to scrounge for?


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    There are still a few Nikor 122 SS reels floating about. I found one on fleabay a few years ago, but the price quickly escalated to the stratosphere. I wasn't about to spend $100+ for one of those reels. I have a great old Kodak Folding Browinie 3A and a few rolls of film, but it isn't worth it to me. to spend that money and the film gets older and older.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigWahoo View Post
    Hello all I have several 616 cameras. I want to be able to use them. I know I could come up with a way to make 120 film work;but don't want to reinvent the wheel.

    I did a search for converting 616 cameras to 120 and found references to this pdf in several places including this forum.

    I cannot get these links to the pdf to work. Does anyone have a copy or know the correct address?

    Thanks to everyone on this forum.
    Welcome to APUG.

    The linked pdf documents open easily for me, so I do not know what is getting in the way of your accessing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattKing View Post
    Welcome to APUG.

    The linked pdf documents open easily for me, so I do not know what is getting in the way of your accessing them.
    Thanks; I tried again today and they worked without a problem.

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