Quote Originally Posted by dpurdy View Post
It is interesting that you can set the counter to 24 after the first 12. Actually that is not the way you are supposed to do it. You set the counter to 24 to start. At the end of 12 the camera stops advancing and you have to push the shutter button once, then advance the film again and it goes back to 1. That way you don't lose track. Also it leaves a larger space on the roll between the 12th and 13th frame when it is all done and processed.
Interesting... maybe I've been doing it wrong all these years!
I have a roll of 120 in the camera right now, but as soon as I finish it, I'll try it your way. So you are saying that you set the lever to 24 and never switch it? Let me be sure I follow your sequence: you shoot 12 frames, and then the film will not advance after shutter release of frame #12, right? Then you push the shutter release again (but the shutter is not cocked...?), wind on, and the counter goes back to 1. So you have left a full frame between frame 12 and 13, no? Do all 25 frames fit on the roll of 120, then?
Or am I misunderstanding your sequence?