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    I agree, but both things are getting better all the time and things like CNC machining tools help out for that.

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    Somehow it was easy enough to make 620 spools in the ancient 1930s.

    Oh, I forgot, there weren't any MBAs back then so nothing was impossible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
    StoneNYC my man, I already have 620 spools coming out my ears and I "roll my own" all the time. As for the work already done for me? I don't follow I guess. If it were already done it would be on a 620 spool when I bought it. I'm not saying ADOX or anybody else has to carry a full line of color and B&W films in 620, but it would be sweet to be able to place an order for my normal 120 quota and also slip a few 620 B&W rolls in. Heck, start with an ISO 100 and then maybe add ISO 400 and then................Sheesh! Also, the average Joe with an old 620 or other obsolete film size has NO idea of Ilfords special order quota films, but the do know how to go to a retail film site or store. I'll keep buying my 120 film and throwing some of that on my 620 spools, but I'll still keep questioning some of the decisions companies are now making.
    You obviously didn't click my link...

    You can buy all of those in 620 already spooled.... Go back and click my link....


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    Also, at B&H the reason the price is more is they actually re-roll them by hand in the dark. The rumor is they hire blind people for this, not sure if its true but it would make sense since they are already in the dark haha. But seriously they hand re-roll the 620 spools, hence why they are all around $15 instead of $6-8

    I've thought of ordering some of the 620 spools just to re-roll the E100G back onto 120 spools LOL


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    I'm happy to re-roll my 620, just need to be able to get my hands on some more, fairly priced, 620 spools. I tried trimming 120 spools - but didn't work for me at all. I have 6 620 spools - 1 for take up and 5 rolls only, just means I have to be *very* selective when I shoot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
    I agree, but both things are getting better all the time and things like CNC machining tools help out for that.
    There still are very significant costs. Setup and run time on a molding machine isn't cheap either.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Wiegerink View Post
    it would be sweet to be able to place an order for my normal 120 quota and also slip a few 620 B&W rolls in.
    That's the problem right there. A few.
    I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
    When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Christian View Post
    Or why not just cut down plastic 120 spools to fit? That's even easier than respooling 120 to 620, in my opinion. Just a few seconds with some scissors and you're done.
    This would work fine if the holes at the ends of the spools were identical.

    Unfortunately, they are not, so with some cameras you won't be able to wind the film/the film won't feed properly.
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    Quote Originally Posted by lxdude View Post
    That's the problem right there. A few.
    Well, if the price was really fair I'd buy more and stock up. Of course if I do that I won't be buying again for a long time. If there are enough of us little buyers we would make up some buying power. Maybe not a lot, but some. I'm sure there aren't millions of people buying ultra-large format film, but they still seem to be able to supply that. If we go by volume then 35mm should be the only thing worth making, but the problem is, at least for me anyway, digital has almost totally replaced 35mm film. It will be a while before I can afford digital to equal my medium format scanned on my Nikon LS8000 and 4x5 on the Microtek M1. I'll use film as long as I can, but won't pay anymore then I need to. If my last name were Rockefeller or Romney it might be different, but it's not. Darn!



 

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