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    WTB: junk 120 film

    I'd like to find a couple (or more) of rolls of worthless 120 film to use for testing winding/advance mechanisms in a couple of TLRs. (I can pick up some 120 pretty cheap on eBay, but I hate to waste good or potentially good film on mechanical testing.)

    If you've got any, please let me know.

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    Carroll

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    All you need is a roll of backing paper and a spool.
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    I rewind the backing paper on a spool to test cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob-D659 View Post
    All you need is a roll of backing paper and a spool.
    At the moment, I don't have either one.

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    PM me with your address and I'll mail you a dummy roll.
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    Dummy roll sent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    Dummy roll sent.
    Got it Friday--thanks very much, Rick! Free roll and fast shipping--that's hard to beat.

    I also found an unused roll of 1960-dated VP120 stashed away in a box, so I'm all set.

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    So, clue us in on what cameras you are testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick A View Post
    So, clue us in on what cameras you are testing.
    I needed the dummy rolls primarily for an Ikoflex Ia with 75mm/3.5 Tessar. I picked it up for $25 in good user condition (excellent plus optics), and want to check it out thoroughly before running good film through it.

    With all the interlocks, etc on this camera, you basically can't check much without film in it. And it didn't come with a take-up spool. Reading about it on the net, it looks like many people think it's overly-complicated to use, so I want to check that out also.

    Also want to practice loading and shooting my Ansco Super Speedex--it was CLA'd by Ken Ruth a few months ago and I want to take it to Europe with me this fall. In the meantime, I need to get very familiar with it and get used to 6X6 composition. So, I'm going to carry it around with the dummy roll and do a lot of phantom shooting. Of course, I'll run some real film through it as well.

    As you can tell, I'm new to medium format, though not to film--I've been shooting 35mm since the early 1970s.

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    Just load the super speedex and shoot it for real, only to get used to it.
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