220 B&W Film


Clueless5

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 23:44
I'm hoping to buy a 645n in the next week or two but I can't find any film stock for a 220 back will a 120 film load ok into a 220 mag

really I would like some 220 film but to date no found any ??

johnriley

Link Posted 25/06/2014 - 23:58
No, you need 120 film for a 120 back and 220 for a 220 back. The reason is that 220 film has twice the length but doesn't have backing paper except at the start and end. As a consequence the pressure plate needs to hold the film in a slightly different position.

Also, the counter needs to know that 120 or 220 film are loaded, so the camera can count 15 or 30 exposures respectively.

220 film might be quite hard to source these days, but try The Darkroom Ltd. or any professional dealer such as Calumet.

gartmore

Link Posted 26/06/2014 - 07:50
And you can pick up a s/h 120 back pretty cheaply
Ken
“We must avoid however, snapping away, shooting quickly and without thought, overloading ourselves with unnecessary images that clutter our memory and diminish the clarity of the whole.” - Henri Cartier-Bresson -

Clueless5

Link Posted 26/06/2014 - 08:54
this is no longer a issue as I have bought a 645n with a 120 back but I now need to find a lens for it.
I plan to shoot B&W Landscapes with this camera also architecture photography and to odd seascape when I'm near the coast

johnriley

Link Posted 26/06/2014 - 10:03
Have you tried eBay?
Best regards, John

ilovesaabs

Link Posted 26/06/2014 - 11:28
For film I have used Photouk.co.uk (spun out of Fujilab) good prices and speedy delivery (even Velvia was a new batch)...

west yorkshire cameras or LCE might be good places to look for lenses, lots of independent camera shops with plenty of SH stock...
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vic cross

Link Posted 26/06/2014 - 20:57
Try MIFSUD. CHEERS Vic
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 27/06/2014 - 08:46
I understand that 220 backs can be easily converted to 120 backs. I only have a single 120 back so it's not an issue for me (though I have some 220 film I can currently only use in my 124G).

Ffordes are expensive for medium format lenses and very rarely have 75mm primes. The 75mm lens is very good indeed, by the way. So is the A 55mm, which I've also used (and which may be a better choice for landscapes).
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
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Last Edited by Jonathan-Mac on 27/06/2014 - 08:47

Clueless5

Link Posted 28/06/2014 - 09:43
Thank you Jonathan-Mac I have bought a 75mm lens and looking for a 45mm prime lens now I agree Ffordes where so so expensive.

I'm just waiting now for delivery of camera and lens(75mm)

robthebloke

Link Posted 23/07/2014 - 03:22
Kodak portra 100/400 is still available in 220, but afaik there are no b&w films available for 220.

Sandi

Link Posted 20/07/2022 - 10:13
[quote:3496ace15f="Jonathan-Mac"]I understand that 220 backs can be easily converted to 120 backs. I only have a single 120 back so it's not an issue for me (though I have some 220 film I can currently only use in my 124G).

I know this is an early post but I have successfully converted a 220 to a 120 insert. Very easy and works perfectly. 220 inserts are cheap on ebay
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