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    What film does this use?

    I found this mini speed graphic and it has only this roll back for it. What roll film does it use?

    See photo.
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    Re: What film does this use?

    Last edited by durrIII; 1st February 2011 at 18:07.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    What SIZE film does this back take?

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Does anybody know?

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Might as well send this to the For Sale forum.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    OK, since no one else answered. I'm just going to take a flyer and say 120/220. Only because it's hard to tell the size of the back from the photo. And 120 seems so obvious, I have to conclude that you would have thought of it but that you already know that it's not correct and that's why you're asking.

    I have no idea if there was ever any other kind of roll film other than 120/220 that might have been appropriate in a more advanced camera like this.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    I've never seen that back before. If you really need to know, probably best to post a query on the board at graflex.org, where the Graphic experts live.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    I've never seen that back before. If you really need to know, probably best to post a query on the board at graflex.org, where the Graphic experts live.
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    Re: What film does this use?

    What's the width of the film reel; shouldn't that enable someone to answer?

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by durrIII View Post
    I found this mini speed graphic and it has only this roll back for it. What roll film does it use?
    The Mini Speed Graphic's roll-film back produces 6x7 cm negatives or transparencies. The roll film back takes either 120 or 620 roll film ... hopefully 120 since it's a real pain to re-spool 120 film onto 620 spools.

    The difference between 120 and 620 film is the diameter of the film spools. The film and backing paper is the same size.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Godfrey View Post
    The Mini Speed Graphic's roll-film back produces 6x7 cm negatives or transparencies.
    The back shown doesn't look anything like a standard Graphic rollholder. So the question is, what is it?

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    The back shown doesn't look anything like a standard Graphic rollholder. So the question is, what is it?
    I don't know ... it looked much like this one does, only reversed in orientation and opened:


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    Re: What film does this use?

    Godfrey, that one looks like a Suydam rollholder.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Oren Grad View Post
    Godfrey, that one looks like a Suydam rollholder.
    LOL ... I'm no expert.

    But since the camera is a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 inch format (6x9 format) it stands to reason that any roll film holder for it carries either 120 or 620 film.

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    Re: What film does this use?

    It looks thinner than 120 reel. More like a 620 film reel.
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    Re: What film does this use?

    Quote Originally Posted by durrIII View Post
    Yes, in this photo the empty take-up spool looks like a 620 spool to my eye.

    This page instructs how to respool 120 film onto 620 spools and shows the two spools side by side:
    http://www.getnet.net/~gstewart/respool.htm

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