Found in grandma’s storage. Still usable? Takes 620 film (discontinued).

  1. What's the main risk with respooling? That it's not wound on tightly enough or that you can overexpose the film so that it's unusable if you're not careful? Or is it just... fiddly?

  2. You can also cut down the 120 spool sides with a pair of scissors and sand down the edges to make it approximate a 620 spool. I've done this for a number of different brownie cameras, and it can be a little tight, but will get the job done. Saves you the money of purchasing pre-rolled 620 spools and the effort of re-rolling it yourself. You'll just want a 620 spool for the take up. Many old brownie cameras will have one in them from the last time someone shot a roll, but if not, you can find them on eBay, and film photography project makes new ones that are reasonably priced as well.

  3. Absolutely not! You need to have 620 spool and respool the film onto it from a regular 120 material. Look here:

  4. they're respooling 120 onto 620 spools - and charging enough that I'm too cheap to pay it, and do it myself in a dark bag. With a little practice it's like 5 minutes a roll.

  5. Yes! I still use my brownie in a regular basis. Respooling 120 film on 620 spool is the only good way! Get ready to be hooked and to start hoard 620 spools! Also fun to use 35mm in, it’s a challenge but one well worth the (special) results

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