120 film?

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    I got some 120 film for my hasselblad and my back is 12 shots and this film is 16 shots. will it matter if i use it?
     
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    I am not sure what you mean ?
    If you are referring to a label on the film that says you can get up to 16 frames ... this would be the maximum depending on the camera format:

    A 6x6 camera will use 12/13 frames on a 120 film.
    A 6x4.5 camera will use 15/16 and a 6x7 camera will use 10.
     
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    i have a 12 frame back and when i went to get film i wasent specific and asked if it was 12 frames. and when i went to go put one roll in i fudged it up and looked at it and it was 16 frames. can 120 film that has 16 frames on it work in a hasselblad film back thats meant for 12 frame 120 film?
     
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    120 film only comes in one size... so i guess the answer is yes?
     
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    The 'number of frames' on a roll of 120 film [or any film, for that matter] depends entirely on the camera in which it is used.

    If 120 film is used in a camera which produces 6cm x 6cm 'frames' or images, you will get a total of 12. If the camera produces 4.5cm x 6cm images, you will get 16 images. There are still further possibilities. 6cm x 9cm will get you 8 images/roll.

    There are 'half-frame' cameras which use 35mm film. A cassette of film which will produce 36 images in a standard 35mm camera [Contax, Nikon, Minolta, etc.] will produce 72 images in a half-frame camera such as an Olympus Pen or a Mercury.
     
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    Like was explained, it depends on the size of exposure that the camera makes. If you think about a roll of film, there's not specific spots that will expose and won't. It's one constant roll of film that can be shot/exposed anywhere on it. Maybe that will help you visualize what people are saying.
     
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    ok i gotcha now. thanks for the info! at least now i know i can use it! lol i appreciate the feedback!
     

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