TLR help needed.

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  1. duelinthedeep

    duelinthedeep TPF Noob!

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    i bought this old kodak tlr a couple of days ago.
    i've been reading about it(since i knew nothing about them)and after i had it i read that 620 film is no longer made.....:(
    my tlr, obviously takes 620 film....
    would 120 film work for my camera?:confused:
    also, i need to know if there is any way i can clean the viewfinder type of thing on top..?
    is there any links on how to use them and thier vocab,i'm in dire need.

    any advise or suggestions would help a whole lot.


    thanks.:)
     
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    620 film is pretty expensive, for me at least.:drool2:
    thanks,Paul Ron,for the link.:cheers:

    i thought i had to save up for a week before the tlr can be put to use!


    its a Kodak Reflex.....i think,at least thats what it says on the top.
    is there any certain way to clean these cameras?
    i want to clean the "viewfinder". i'm not sure if its that or the mirror inside thats dirty?
     
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    from the picture I see on the net, it looks like you can take off the chimney viewfinder the same way a Yashicamat's comes off. Are there 4 screws, one in each corner of the chimney?

    If the mirror is bad I can make you a new one easy enough, just e-mail me.
     
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    duelinthedeep TPF Noob!

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    well i'm not sure if it does have the screws but i gotta take a look.

    how can you make a new mirror for it?
    i'll probably have you make one and teach me because i would really like to know.
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I have done the respooling thing. It is pretty easy to do...

    i ended up throwing mine out though, cause it sat around for too long

    Just remember you need TWO 620 spools... One should be with the camera & you need one to respool the film to. I got one off ebay when I bought my camera
     
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    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    This might be of some help to you though
     
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    wow...thanks for the link.
    i do have one 620 spool with the camera but i wanna get a few more to have spare film in my camera bag.


    what i really wanna know is how Paul Ron makes them mirrors:drool:
    i'll probably email him......
     
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    I don't make mirrors I just cut it out of a sheet of first surface mirror. Give me the exact size and I'll cut it for you. E-me?
     
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    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For what I have read 120 sometimes work in 620 cameras, just depends on particular camera. Try it with door open and be careful. First try loading with a 120 spindle on the take up side. If that does not work use a 620 on the take up. Then try loading 120 roll. I repeat be careful. Also you could re-roll the film yourself.
     
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    i've read up on it and i think i'd rather play it save and respool 120 film onto 620 spools. i'm sure if i try testing the 120 first it'll not work because i seem to screw things up alot.


    i found there was four screws running from the top holding the chimney down. i also see there are these two pins with little springs on them(to make the whole chimney itself pop-up)would i have to take these off?
    i see that that's the only way to get to the screws so probably taking them off will do.........:confused:
     

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