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Re: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!

I know we went through this before.  Jerry L. once saw someone using 220 in
a Rollei, by using some trick involving a changing bag.  We spent some time
trying to figure out what the person had done to make it work.  I think we
came to the conclusion that he had opened the back in the changing bag and
inserted something between the rollers to reset the counter.  Have I got
that right you guys?  I have wondered about the idea of drilling a small
hole through the right side strap hanger and cover so a paper clip or
something similar could be inserted to reset the counter without opening the
back.  I don't use 220 that often, except for weddings in a non-Rollei, when
I think it's the greatest thing ever invented.  I absolutely HATE changing
film under pressure.  I'll work on it.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: "Siu Fai" <siufai  
To: <rollei  
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2002 6:08 AM
Subject: [Rollei] Using 220 film in a regular Rolleiflex!

> A friend of mine got a bunch of 220 film but he doesn't have a camera with
> 220 option. This started me thinking about it and I came to this solution:
> -Shoot the first 12 exposure like you do normally with 120 film.
> -After the last shot(#12) wind the film all the way to the end.
> -Put the film back at the bottom and start shooting the other 12 in
> order.
> -Wind through the whole film after # 12 and you have made 24 shots on a
> film !
> You'll probably want to remove the sticky paper when reversing and you'll
> end up with the text "unexposed" on the backing paper after shooting. But
> least you'll be able to use 220 film when desired.
> Obviously, this solution will not work if your objective is to get 24
> without any additional efforts. But I guess this is much easier than
> the back in a changing bag ;-)
> And I guess the GX, T and 'cord users are out of luck here since they do
> have the automatic film feeler that make this method perfect : (
> Siu Fai
> PS: I haven't test this method yet since I don't use 220 film, so I cannot
> guarantee it to work. But I have no reason to assume that this will not
> in practice.