Discussion in 'Collector's Corner' started by Tulsa, Jan 25, 2010.
is it still possible to buy this film? I have an old Kodak Brownie.
A few types of 620 film are available but it's rather expensive and film types
The easiest and cheapest way is to re-spool 120 film onto 620 spools.
It's also possible to trim away part of the spool of 120 film with a nail
clipper, allowing it to fit 620 cameras.
thanks, I assume not everyone... if anyone will process that film?
is there anywhere that processes this film? i found an exposed roll with my grandmothers stuff and i want to see if anything will develop
620 is processed as a 120, same size different spool size. Film is the same. Take it to any lab that does 120 format developing:
If you have the 620 spool ask for it back when developing at a lab. They will honor the request and return it to you. Keep the spool or sell it on eBay, there are many people looking to buy them.
What Brownie? Some will accept a 120 roll on the feed side, but still need a 620 spool for takeup. If there is still a spool in the camera you might be in business.
I've been using my brownie for a while now, developing a couple of films this week infact. I've mainly been using Kodak 120 Tri-X 400 - The 120 spool fits just fine on my brownie with only a little trimming needed on the key side of the Non-take up spool.
My brownie has a small nodule on it that stops you using 120 - However i'm going to grind this off and then I'm fine. My model is a Brownie Junior Super 620 that I restored
Here's a link to my Rebuild thread
Kodak 620 isn't that expensive when you know where to look, and contrary to popular belief it IS still available NEW - 110, 127, 620 & 828
Easier for the budding photographer to simply get a pair of nail clippers and trim the spool down (about 3/4 of a mm) to make it fit than it is re-spool in the dark.
Nice job on that rebuild (especially sourcing the mirrors). I bought some 620 from B+H thinking that the film + the spools that I could re-use would justify the expense. New 620 spools have very thin flexible ends and won't survive for more than 1 or two reloads. I would use B+H If I just wanted to give it a try. If you have a 620 habit to feed, respooling is the way to go.
Great job! Thanks for posting.
BTW, a good source for cheap mirrors (optical front-surface type) are the
Polaroid Pronto and other similar models that use SX70 and Type 600 film.
You can find them very cheaply at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. Just bust
them open and remove the mirror.
Nice! thanks for the tip.
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