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    Why is it called "120"

    I had an odd Q today that I could not answer...

    Why is 120 film called "120"?

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    Because it's came after 119 and before 121.

    Google has a LOAD of replies on this question.
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    Pretty systematic for awhile with the 100 series. Although there seems to be no relation to the number and the film size. Two exceptions are those in the 600 series like 620 and 616 which designate a film of the same size 120 and 116 respectively but on a different spool. Then there is the oddball 828. The 28 may come from one dimension of the negative.
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    it always amazes me that 120 is the last surviving non-cartridge roll film
    and that each box or folder was made to take its own special roll film ...

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    Because it's 120mm, duh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSLR View Post
    Because it's 120mm, duh.
    Not really, the width of the film was 70mm not 120mm

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    Actually 61.5mm (not 70mm or 120mm).

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    Didn't we already have a thread on this a few months back?
    Dave

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