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    620 has narrower spools than 120, that seems to be the only difference.

    Since the Bessa is German, it would be made for 120. 620 was never really popular there.
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    Jeff, have a look at Robert Monhaghan's Medium Format site. There you can find info on film sizes. According to this site info, the sizes of the film should be the same...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ole
    620 has narrower spools than 120, that seems to be the only difference.

    Since the Bessa is German, it would be made for 120. 620 was never really popular there.

    620 also has smaller slots in the end for the wind on spool to register with. Some cameras just about cope with it, others jam up.

    EDIT: I am refering to using 120 film in a 620 camera.

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    Voigtlander was pretty progressive in their camera design: most of their old folders will take either 120 or 620 film - they developed a special 2-part key that will self-adapt to either 120 or 620 spool slot.

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    Hitchhiking on this earlier thread.

    My wife bought an early birthday present for me today - A Voigtlander Bessa 66 with the Voigtar 7.5cm f/3.5 lens.

    This is the model with the built in viewfinder, and a distance scale in feet.

    I've found a manual for it on Mike Butkus' site, but it is in German, and the only phrase I know in German is "I don't know".

    It is listed as Voigtlander Klein Bessa, which I take to mean Baby Bessa.

    Can someone here help me with the use of the film counter, or a translation of that manual, linked here: http://www.butkus.org/chinon/voigtlander.htm

    Thanks in advance.
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    Hello Matt, I will be sending you a PM re Bessa 66 instructions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessar View Post
    Hello Matt, I will be sending you a PM re Bessa 66 instructions.
    Wonderful!
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

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