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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    Great photos Andrew. I have a Medalist 1, a gift from my wife. Re-rolling 120 film onto a 620 spool took a learning curve and you need a third spool to do it well. For me a tripod is necessary. It's a fine camera.

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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    Quote Originally Posted by David Lobato View Post
    Great photos Andrew. I have a Medalist 1, a gift from my wife. Re-rolling 120 film onto a 620 spool took a learning curve and you need a third spool to do it well. For me a tripod is necessary. It's a fine camera.
    Interesting- Please expand on your third spool re-rolling technique. My technique is to unroll the 120 roll into a loose roll in my hand. Then start tightly rolling it onto the 620 roll. Inevitably, at the end the tape won't be in the right position so you gently untape the film and re-tape it so that the film doesn't have a warp in it at the end. The re-taping is the riskiest part of the endeavour, otherwise pretty straightforward.

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    This is how I do it, works fine. Be really careful not to bend film too much, particularly with T emulsions. Do it in the dark, of course.

    http://www.brownie-camera.com/respool/respool.shtml

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    I roll onto a spare 620 spool, then re roll it onto a the 620 spool.

    Doing it this way, you don't have to reposition the tape as the film has not moved

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    These are scans from prints from negs made in the San Juans of Colorado taken with my Medalist II which was modified by Bald Mountain to use 120 film directly. Unfortunately the prints are larger than my scanner so they are cut off some. The Medalists are great cameras.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Red Mountain Pass 004.jpg   Red Mountain Pass 005.jpg  

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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_1856 View Post
    What is a "minus blue filter?" Like a K1 or K2?
    Great! That is all I need -- Another camera to want!!



    At any rate, now that I have seen this thread, I was taught that a minus blue filter is technically a yellow #12.

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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    Quote Originally Posted by David Karp View Post
    Great! That is all I need -- Another camera to want!!


    How many do you want?

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    Unfortunately, more than I have or need!

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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    Quote Originally Posted by David Karp View Post
    Unfortunately, more than I have or need!
    I have a friend with a large pile. His problem...

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    Re: A 77 Year Old Camera Goes to the Mountains - Kodak Medalist

    I'm OK Randy. I have a few view cameras. One was a gift. My film cameras include the camera I bought for myself in high school and the one my dad owned at the same time. He also gave me his Pentax MX. I have a couple of MF cameras. I never owned an autofocus film camera. I have a digital mirrorless and a point and shoot. I have plenty. I just keep seeing things on the forum that people are selling and I want one of those too! I have the bug, but I have a decent amount of will power.

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