|Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 5:39 pm Post subject: Holga/Foma 120 film and reverse-curling film backs
|What happened the other day is new to me -- I'd loaded up the Graflex 22 back with Holga/Foma 400, with the familiar black backing paper. The insert loads the way many such do - there is a reverse curl to the film, rather than the straight path most non-insert cameras use. Apparently the backing paper has some stiffness to it -- when I went to take out the take-up spool the spool started to unravel, like a spring. I put the tape on, but appears not strongly enough, because the damn roll started unraveling in a hurry! Quicly I slipped it into a pocket and rushed to get it developed.
I think maybe in some vintage straight line film path situations the Foma backing might be a benefit, especially with vintage auto stop mechanisms that assume a certain thickness to the film + backing. But I will be staying away from this film with my Graflex, P645 etc backs...
Here's a sample, the 8's I believe refelected off the paper onto the film one rotation ahead of it... This is with the RB Graflex Series B 2x3, though I was trying an older Bausch-Lomb Tesssar 1c on the camera, at f/5.8
Creampuff by Nesster, on Flickr