This is the metal version of the popular 35mm to 120 adapter for serious photographers. Redesigned for fused metal powder fabrication, these are stronger than the plastic ones and affordable.
Do you have a 120 film camera? Want to shoot images with the sprocket holes exposed? Want to shoot specialty films that are not available in 120 format? If so, or you just like to play with film, this adapter's for you.
Proven design in use by photographers, this adapts 35mm film canisters to work as a 120 format spool, and allows shooting 35mm film in any 120 medium format film camera. The 35mm film is centered on the 120 spool. This adapter enables the use of films that are not available in 120 format, and the entire 35mm film is exposed, resulting in images out to the edges, sprocket holes and all, resulting in a unique effect.
These may be loose or tight, depending on the manufacturer of the 35mm film. Do not force adapters on. Wiggle them on carefully or file lightly if tight for the film you normally use. For others, you may need to add tape if you do not want them loose.
The hole for viewing the film number (usually a red window) on the camera must be taped over with black gaffer's tape or some suitable opaque tape to avoid back side exposure of the film. You will need to wind blindly about 1-1/2 turns (for 6x6) at the beginning and taper down to 1-1/4 turn at the end. Most medium format cameras have no rewind, so you will need to unload the film in a darkroom or changing bag and manually rewind the 35mm film back into its canister. When processing, specify "process only" and "do not cut" and cut the film yourself.
These were designed for the Flyer 6x6 camera developed as a result of the Pinhole Printed Kickstarter project (pinholeprinted.com) but can be used in any 120 medium format camera.
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