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unloading a 120 film holder?

 
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brooklynrocket



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:01 am    Post subject: unloading a 120 film holder? Reply with quote

I just aquired a Graflex XL rangefinder with a 120 film back.

I think I've figured out how to load it properly, but once I've exposed all 10 frames, and the film is now wound around the black plastic spool, how do I unload it correctly?

Thanks!
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glennfromwy



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't open it until you're sure all the backing paper leader is wound onto the take up spool. Open the back, rotate the take up spool until you see the gummed tape. Wind the gummed strip over the end of the leader, lick and stick. The spool can then be removed by pressing it toward the bottom of the holder. The top of the spool should pop out. Put the empty spool on the take up side and you're ready to load a new roll.
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brooklynrocket



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 2:54 am    Post subject: Thanks glenn Reply with quote

I'll try it asap.
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Henry



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the old days, you just sent the camera back to Rochester and let Kodak do it ("you click the shutter, we do the rest"), but glenn'sdirections are right on; once you see how easily it works, you'll love it. Roll film is the greatest! Enjoy it at its best in its twilight years.
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