FAK 130 – 120 to 130 Film Adapter Kit
Load 120 film on old cameras designed for the Kodak 130 film format!
With these adapters mounted on the 120 spool, your camera will work “almost” exactly as it would with original 130 films.
No original 130 spool is needed for this system: you don’t have to respool the film from one spindle to another.
With the 120 film in a 130 film camera you’ll get 5 panoramic-format photographs with a massive size of about 12x6cm (4⅞ x 2½ inches).
This adapter features a stainless steel flange that perfectly reproduce the same hole that’s in the original 130 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!
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 130 spool.
- 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.
- Mount the other two adapters on the unexposed film and put it in the camera.
- Insert the paper leader into the take-up spool and roll up a little until it’s well inserted.
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.
3 in stock
FILM WINDING & FRAME NUMBERING
- With the camera still open, start winding the film until you see the big vertical arrow, then close your camera.
- Turn the film advance knob to frame #1: the number of turns depend on the camera type, so you should first try with an empty film paper.
- with box cameras (like the No.2-C Brownie in the pictures), turn the film advance knob 8 times (16 half turns) so that the film reaches the correct placing for the first photo.
- with folding cameras you will probably need a similar advancement, but I’m not sure. Try it youself.
- After the first photo is taken, advance the film by 3 knob’s turns (or 6 half turns), and do this for photo 2, 3, 4, and 5 (the last one).
- Wind until the end of the film: the empty spool becomes the take-up spool: put the key adapter on it. You’re ready to shoot again.
NOTES: a little trial and error is to be expected.
FILM ADAPTER KIT 130 & COMPATIBLE CAMERAS
Load normal 120 film in ANY Kodak camera made for the 130 film:
The Kodak cameras that used this film:
No.2-C Autographic Kodak Junior
No.2-C Autographic Kodak Special w/coupled rangefinder
No.2-C Folding Autographic Brownie
No.2-C Pocket Kodak
No.2-C Autographic Kodak Series III
Kodak Cartridge Premo No.2-C
Kodak Folding Cartridge Premo No.2-C
No.2-C Pocket Kodak Special
In general, all cameras (not only Kodak) made for the 130 film format will work with 120 film + FAK130
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