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Old August 8th 04, 02:56 AM
Andrew McCall
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Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Andrew McCall
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Old August 8th 04, 10:30 AM
Winfried Buechsenschuetz
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Andrew McCall wrote in message ...
I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.


Exactly. How do you think is the film pulled forward WITHOUT a spool?

However, almost all 120 film cameras I ever bought came with an empty
spool. If you can't find any, buy the cheapest roll of 120 film you
can find and dump the film.

Winfried
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Old August 8th 04, 10:30 AM
Winfried Buechsenschuetz
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

Andrew McCall wrote in message ...
I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.


Exactly. How do you think is the film pulled forward WITHOUT a spool?

However, almost all 120 film cameras I ever bought came with an empty
spool. If you can't find any, buy the cheapest roll of 120 film you
can find and dump the film.

Winfried
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Old August 8th 04, 12:20 PM
Nick Zentena
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

Andrew McCall wrote:


I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.



Yup. Usually people selling used cameras are nice enough to leave one in.
If you know anybody processing thier own film they likely have a small pile.
Or try asking at a lab.

Nick
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Old August 8th 04, 01:04 PM
dr bob
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"Andrew McCall" wrote in message
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Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Andrew McCall


Andrew:

You need a take-up reel. I have several hundred (don't ask) and anyone
processing 120 film will have some, I'm sure. Just ask.

Have fun with your Yashica. I'm sure you will be processing your film at
home soon too!

Truly, dr bob.



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Old August 8th 04, 04:56 PM
William Barnett-Lewis
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

Andrew McCall wrote in message ...
Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.


Yes, you'll need an empty spool. If you are going to have your film
processed at a local shop or lab, stop by and ask them for one. I
expect they simply toss them anyway. Otherwise if you do your own, buy
a cheap roll of film and use it to practice loading the the spools for
your developer tank as the bigger neg is a bit different feel than
loading 35 mm film.

Good luck! All the Yashicas I've used are wonderful cameras and the
124G is a very sweet one.

William
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Old August 8th 04, 04:56 PM
William Barnett-Lewis
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

Andrew McCall wrote in message ...
Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.


Yes, you'll need an empty spool. If you are going to have your film
processed at a local shop or lab, stop by and ask them for one. I
expect they simply toss them anyway. Otherwise if you do your own, buy
a cheap roll of film and use it to practice loading the the spools for
your developer tank as the bigger neg is a bit different feel than
loading 35 mm film.

Good luck! All the Yashicas I've used are wonderful cameras and the
124G is a very sweet one.

William
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Old August 8th 04, 04:56 PM
William Barnett-Lewis
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

Andrew McCall wrote in message ...
Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.


Yes, you'll need an empty spool. If you are going to have your film
processed at a local shop or lab, stop by and ask them for one. I
expect they simply toss them anyway. Otherwise if you do your own, buy
a cheap roll of film and use it to practice loading the the spools for
your developer tank as the bigger neg is a bit different feel than
loading 35 mm film.

Good luck! All the Yashicas I've used are wonderful cameras and the
124G is a very sweet one.

William
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Old August 8th 04, 09:36 PM
Paul Friday
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Default Loading 120 film in a Yashica MAT 124G

In message , Andrew McCall
writes
Hi People,

I finally have my Yashica MAT 124G that I bought up from eBay. Its in
great condition and am pretty pleased with it.

I bought some 120 roll film for it, and started to try to work out how
to load the film - but I can't figure it out! I think I need an empty
roll from a previous film to load it correctly, but I am not too sure,
and I think this is where I am going wrong as I don't have one.

Empty spool in the top, full one in the bottom. Remove the gummed paper
band entirely. Unfold the tongue on the end of the backing paper. Bring
it around the back of the camera and into the empty spool.
Keep tension on the backing paper with your thumb, and wind the winding
lever until you are sure that the backing paper has locked into the
take-up spool.
Wind the lever until the black bar across the backing paper with an
arrowhead on each end, points at the red dot at the side of the film
gate.
Close the back of the camera and wind-on until the crank stops. Turn it
backwards and park it. You are now ready to shoot.
After the 12th frame, the camera will wind-on until the film has all
been transferred to the top spool. Open the back of the camera and
carefully remove the top spool, keeping the backing paper tight. Lick
and stick the gummed paper strip to keep it closed.
Transfer the empty spool from the bottom to the top and start again.
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