Hasselblad back

Submitted by Rombo on Sat, 07/14/2007 - 11:58

Can anyone explain if it is possible to load A24 back with 120 film, and if there will be any troubles?


Sat, 07/14/2007 - 12:48


Yes, you can.
But frame spacing will be off, getting wider with each consecutive frame, and you may not get 12 frames on a roll.
And some labs may not look where they cut when they divide the roll into strips, so you can get in trouble there too.
But if you stop after frame 11, you can use 120 film in an A24 magazine.


Sun, 07/15/2007 - 14:06

RiR , You can load it, but the counter etc, isn't going to know you've "cheated". I've done it in my younger days, by being carefull only to take 12 pictures, and unloading film becomes a darkroom job.
Do not attemt to wind the film out .
Basically, if you have a 12 magazine, use that. One soon becomes very adept at quick loading magazines, but of course, you don't have the split second film / magazine change, which is so classic .


Sun, 07/15/2007 - 20:37

You can indeed unload the film the usual way: just wind on, and on, until you notice the film has come loose.
Then give it a couple of more turns, and take out the insert.
No problem. No darkroom needed.