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20 Aug 2020 9:15PM
Whatís up, Iím planning on shooting and developing 120 film shot in an old 620 tlr. Three things are making me uneasy:
1. How easy is it to spool film onto a 620 roll in the dark?
2. The 620 film that this camera used had numbers on the back of it to tell you what exposure you were on, will those numbers still be there?
3. My camera had a little red window on the back, Iím guessing for looking at those numbers on ortho film, but not only is it missing, I donít think Iíll be using ortho film, Iím not worried about little light leaks, but will this little hole ruin my film?

Edit: Kodak Dualflex III
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21 Aug 2020 7:14AM

Quote:1. How easy is it to spool film onto a 620 roll in the dark?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3TnTWFlOos


Quote:2. The 620 film that this camera used had numbers on the back of it to tell you what exposure you were on, will those numbers still be there?

Yes, they are on the backing paper.


Quote:3. My camera had a little red window on the back, I’m guessing for looking at those numbers on ortho film, but not only is it missing, I don’t think I’ll be using ortho film, I’m not worried about little light leaks, but will this little hole ruin my film?

You will still need to use the window with panchromatic film in order to arrive at the first exposure on the backing paper will be a series of arrows then the number '1', there should be a small flap that covers the window. When you have loaded your film then a couple of layers of black electrical tape should do (provided you do not have to use the window to wind on to the next frame.



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