FAK 116 – 120 to 116 Film Adapter Kit

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Use normal 120 film on old cameras designed for the Kodak 116 film format.

FAK 116 is the Film Adapter Kit that let you load normal medium format 120 film in cameras made for the 116 film spools. The 116 film was introduced in 1899 and discontinued in 1984: it’s extremely difficult to find, and it’s obviously expired!

This adapter features a stainless steel flange that perfectly reproduce the same hole that’s in the original 116 spool flange. They are laser-cut out of a 1mm thick stainless steel plate.

The plastic parts are printed with a very solid PLA organic polymer, which is even stronger than the 120 spool material itself!

With the 120 film in a 116 film camera you’ll get 6 panoramic-format photographs with a size of about 11x6cm (4¼ x 2½ inches).

The KIT comes with four adapters, two for each spool in the camera. The one with a different hole is the “Key Adapter”. TheKey Adapter features a 1mm laser-cut stainless steel flange that perfectly reproduce the same hole that’s in the original 116 spool.

  1. Load the the empty spool (take-up spool) with two adapters mounted at both ends, making sure that the Key Adaper corresponds to the camera’s film advance knob.
  2. Mount the other two adapters on the unexposed film and put it in the camera.
  3. Insert the paper leader into the take-up spool and roll up a little until it’s well inserted.

Suitable Cameras:

The first camera using this film was the 1A Folding Pocket Kodak. Other cameras using the 116 film were:  No.1A Autographic Kodak Junior, No.1A Pocket Kodak, No.1A Pocket Kodak Junior, No.1A Speed Kodak, No.2A Beau Brownie, No.2A Brownie, No.2A Folding Autographic Brownie, No.2A Folding Cartridge Hawkeye Model B, No.2A Folding Rainbow Hawk-Eye (Model B). Every 116 camera can be converted: please read the list of compatible cameras at the bottom of this page.

SHIPMENT methods and times

You can select the preferred shipping method at the checkout page: Registered Mail with tracking, or Priority Mail without tracking. Usually the kits are shipped within a few days, but sometimes it takes a little longer: all kits are produced in small batches, assembled and tested one by one. Check the FAQ  page for details.


Due to material availability, sometimes It’s possible that the adapters come in different colors from what you see in photo. This will not influence the quality of the products.

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  • Use the small red window in the back of the camera for frame numbering: take first picture at n.3.
  • Take the pictures with the frame counter at: 3, , 8, 10½, 13, 15½.

If the red window is not available, use the following instructions.

  • With the camera open, start winding the film until you see the big vertical arrow, then close your camera.
  • Turn the film advance knob 8 times (16 half turns) so that the film reaches the correct placing for the first photo.
  • After the first photo is taken, advance the film by 2,5 knob’s turns (or 5 half turns), and do this for photo 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • Then wind the film until the end: the empty spool becomes the take-up spool. Put the key adapter on it and go shoot again!

A little trial and error is to be expected.


Load normal 120 film in ANY Kodak camera made for the 116 film:

No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Camera (collapsing front) (1899 – 1905)
No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Camera Model B (folding front) (1905 – 1906)
No. 2A BROWNIE Camera (1907 – 1924)
No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Camera Model C (wood lens mount) (1907 – 1909)
No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Special Camera (1908 – 1912)
No. 1A Speed KODAK Camera (1909 – 1913)
No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Camera Model D (metal lens mount) (1909 – 1915)
No. 1A Special KODAK Camera (1912- 1914)
No. 1A Six-Three KODAK Camera (1913 – 1915)
No. 1A KODAK Junior Camera (1914 – 1914)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Special Camera (1926 – 1934)
No. 2A Folding Pocket BROWNIE Camera (1910 – 1915)
No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK-RR Type Camera (formerly listed as No. 1A Folding Pocket KODAK Special) (1912 – 1915)
No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Junior Camera (1914 – 1927)
No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera (1914 – 1916)
No. 2A Folding AUTOGRAPHIC BROWNIE Camera (Changed from square to round ends in 1917) (1915 – 1926)
No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK 1917 Model Camera (1917 – 1924)
No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera (w/coupled rangefinder and Bakelite side panels) (1917 – 1923)
No. 1A AUTOGRAPHIC KODAK Special Camera w/coupled rangefinder, Model B (Back overlaps sides) (1923 – 1926)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Series II Camera (1923 – 1931)
No. 2A BROWNIE Camera (Aluminum, Model C) (1924 – 1933)
No. 1A KODAK Series III Camera (1924 – 1931)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Camera (1926 – 1932)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Series II Camera (in 4 colors) (1928 – 1931)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Camera (In 4 colors: blue, brown, gray, green) (1929 – 1932)
No. 1A Pocket KODAK Junior Camera (Black and 3 colors) (1929 – 1932)
No. 2A BROWNIE Camera (5 colors) (1929 – 1933)
No. 1A Gift KODAK Camera (packed in cedar box) (10,000 manufactured) (1930 – 1931)
No. 2A Beau BROWNIE Camera (5 colors) (1930 – 1933)
Other makers’ cameras that accept 116 film will also work.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 3 cm

1 review for FAK 116 – 120 to 116 Film Adapter Kit

  1. Joey (verified owner)

    Easy to use, and works perfectly.

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