What size film reel is this???

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  1. john.margetts

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    Bronica used to make a 70mm film back for the ETRs cameras so I imagine this is for 70mm film.


     
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    Could it be old enough that it held film larger than 120? I have old cameras that took film like 116 that was larger (longer spool). The early numbering by Kodak doesn't seem to have any method to the madness! lol and I can't think of the site that lists all kind of early Kodak film sizes and the years in use. if I do I'll post it.
     
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    That's the site!! should've known who would know that.

    I could see if any of my 116 box cameras (that I just got for the art deco style to display) still have the spool and measure.
     
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    Looking at the History link above there is an obvious method to roll film numbers all the way up to 130 the numbers are purely the order they are first released in.
    The method isn't useful to work out which film is which but it's there.
     
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    Sorry I meant 620 :icon_redface:.
    If it's a little wider than 120 would a 130 be the right film? (2 7/8" is about 73mm)
     
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    The C2/130 film is the closest thing on the history chart, but at 73 mm it would be too wide for this reel.
     
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    The history chart says 116 was 2-1/4 by 4-1/4; I have seen negatives of that size. Very strange. But that film wouldn't go on this reel.
     
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    I use binary film now and it's whatever size I want it to be. :)
     
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    Yep it's a reel for 70mm film, there is no way it could load a 120 film as that is only 61mm to 63mm wide.
    Just to keep photographers confused 70mm film was approximately 65mm wide but when used for movies it was printed onto 70mm stock hence the name 70mm film.
     
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    Thanks. I don't doubt it, but this has me wondering what my dad was doing with this reel in his 1940s darkroom. He never had such a camera!
     

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