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    Max film size in Yashica Mat

    I am looking at getting a YashicaMat. Will it take 220 film? Am looking at my developing tanks and only have a 220 tank. Realize that I can load 120, but don't want to use that much chemistry to develop 1 roll. It would be nice if I could use larger rolls in the Yashica.

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    If your tank takes 1 roll of 220 odds are it'll take two rolls of 120. Which tanks are these?

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    Hi Tom,
    I have the Yashica Mat 124G and it uses both 120 and 220 film. There are older models. The Yashica Mat 124 also uses both 120 and 220 film.

    There are also Yashica Mat EM and LM models and I believe they only take 120 film.

    Here is a link to all models: Yashica Mat Information

    I hope this helps.

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    The Yashica 124 has a pressure plate on the camera back that you adjust for 120 or 220. TRI-X is still available in 220.

    Best

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    While it's possible to load two 120 rolls on a 220 reel, and I've done it, I don't recommend it until you're fairly comfortable with the process, and then you should practice first with two scrap rolls in the light before doing it with real pictures.
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    Thanks for the feedback. I did in fact check out a couple of the links suggested. I am looking at the FM, so I guess I better get another drum. It will not take 220. Being cheap I want to use the minimum developer (one shot) to do the job. Cringing at the thought of taping two 120 rolls together in the change bag.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Wagner
    Cringing at the thought of taping two 120 rolls together in the change bag.....
    We all hope you're kidding, Thomas
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Bennett
    We all hope you're kidding, Thomas
    I think he wants the challenge. Not taping the ends...but Back to Back!

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    If you could tape the ends and go back to back you could get four rolls on a 220 reel. I haven't gone that far. My biggest tank holds 6 MF reels, and even though I do get backed up, I think I would have to have something like 100 rolls to process before considering doing such a thing, and then I'd probably just switch to deep tanks and cages.
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    Also:

    Thomas, I hope you do get a Mat, or something similar. TLRs are great fun to use, and the Mat is capable of great results.

    If you do get a 124G (or a 124?), be aware of one quirk. They have a selection switch for X or M flash sync. If you use the self-timer with that switch set to M, it jams the shutter............ I think. I know it's something bad. Many people use a small screw, or glue, to lock the switch to the X setting.
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