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    What to do with all our 220 backs - conversions, ideas? (Kind of B&W related)

    Now that 220 B&W films are pretty much unavailable, I'm interested in your ideas of what to do with all our various 220 backs. Ain't gonna be able to sell them, and I'd hate to see them all end up in landfills. Anyone know any fun ideas / conversions for them?

    For me I have Bronica ETR backs and Rapid Omega backs. So these ideas may be particular to certain backs/manufacturers but I'd like to see what people think.
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    Shoot color in them!
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    I don't any 220 backs. I don't do color in medium format at least not anymore. The 220 backs are sure cheap though. I wish they would bring back B&W 220 film, then I would consider a 220 back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb View Post
    Shoot color in them!
    yea, woops, I guess I forgot all about color film cause I never shoot color, hehe. Well maybe I'll just offload mine then. Unless anyone has any clues as to 220 B&W coming soon from anywhere. Freestyle has zero, my local camera shops have zero.

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    The last 220 B&W film was TXP, and that's been discontinued, so unless Fuji decides to make an offering, it's not likely. I've asked Mirko about the possibility of Efke/Adox 220 and his response wasn't encouraging.
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    I've been experimenting with a bunch of Mamiya RB backs I received from Eric Rose. They include some 220 backs.

    120 film seems to work well in them - as long as I remember to shoot 9 shots per roll.

    Certainly solves any problems I might have with figuring where to put the 10th negative in my Printfile pages.
    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!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    From my understanding the pressure plates in many 220 backs function differently than 120 backs due to the 220 not having paper backing, thus the thickness at film plane is different. Given the cost of all film now, I don't know how much I'm willing to waste experimenting

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    Fortunately my Bronica S2a backs are all switchable 12/24, and for Linhof all I have is a 220 insert for 6x7, which can be replaced with a 120 insert (of which I have several), so in the worst case, I end up with a useless 220 insert and a spare 6x7 housing at some point.
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    Pick one up cheap and turn it into a 35mm panoramic back.

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