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oldcam1 lg Using 120 Film in a 620 Camera

Dane sent in this hack of 120 size film as a substitute for older cameras that use the more expensive 620 film. It’s an interesting modification of the film canister that allows it to fit in the camera. I have a few cameras that use 620 film that I picked up on ebay for $1 each. [Thanks Dane!]

Literally all this involves is grabbing a knife and cutting off the extra plastic on the top of the spool, and then sanding down the lid so its about 1/16 of an inch in thickness. if it fits snuggly inside the camera and can spin, then chances are it works.

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Marc de Vinck

I’m currently working full time as the Dexter F. Baker Professor of Practice in Creativity in the Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship Program at Lehigh University. I’m also an avid product designer, kit maker, author, father, tinkerer, and member of the MAKE Technical Advisory board.


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