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i was recently sent some cameras that take 127... kodak brownie reflex synchro, brownie starflash, some unbranded pseudotlrs.... does anyone else shoot 127 stuff and do you have a good online source for it?? is it worth messing with?

dylannn, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 00:54 (eleven years ago) link


pretty much your only options for 127 film

It's expensive, but 127 film is basically baby medium format - 4cm wide (usually 4x4 format) instead of 6cm - so it's good stuff.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:23 (eleven years ago) link

i checked out various schemes involving cutting down and respooling 120 or messing around with 35mm film in them. but i just ordered some made-in-canada bluefire murano 160.

dylannn, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:35 (eleven years ago) link

I bought a device that slits and respools 127 film from 120 rolls about 10 years ago from a guy in Dachau Germany. Now, can I remember his name.. no. It is a wooden device with two spool holders, one for 120 and one for 127. The film leader is trimed to 127 size first then fed through a central box with a removable felt top and a stainless steel botten with a cutting blade. Once the film is connected from the 120 spool to the 127 spool you go into your dark room ( or a mighty dark closet or bathroom ) hold a hand gently on the removable roof of the central box, and start cranking. As the 120 film passes the blade it is cut to 127 width. The cut film is spooled onto the 127 spool as you crank. When you are done you will then have to tape what was the trailing edge of the film and is now the leading edge of the film to the backing paper with some masking tape. I usually need some light to do this and tend to burn my first shot a bit, but leaving the film a bit longer when you first trimed your leader ( remember back then? ) you can get an extra couple of shots to make up for messing up you first frame. 15 shots from a roll is not impossable if you are carefull handling what will be a fat 127 roll. I've shot Tri-X 127 using this device and it works fine after a few rolls blown in learning mistakes.


dylannn, Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:36 (eleven years ago) link

Looks like Bluefire is cut down Kodak Portra, so that should be good stuff.

Kiarostami bag (milo z), Wednesday, 14 March 2012 06:41 (eleven years ago) link

u ever shoot 127 dawg?

just found a local place selling bundles of 127 agfa retro 80s in little plastic tubes. i didn't know it existed. cool. but now i have to wait for the bluefire.

dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 09:11 (eleven years ago) link


but now i can buy an eye-matic if i ever come across one

dylannn, Thursday, 15 March 2012 09:16 (eleven years ago) link

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