FAK 135 – 135 to 120 Film Adapter Kit

15,0016,50

Convert 35mm film to the size of a 120 film to shoot in medium format cameras! FAK 135 is the Film Adapter Kit that let you load 35mm film in cameras made for the 120 film spools.

The KIT comes with:

  • 2 adapters for the 35mm canister
  • 1 film paper leader (not included FAK135s variation)
  • 1 container box for the kit
  • 1 detailed instructions paper

You also need an empty 120 film spool, but you probably already have it.

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Shot in Venice with 135 film Kodak Gold 200 in Pentax 67 - 35mm film adapted to medium format with the FAK135 kit.
Shot in Venice with 135 film Kodak Gold 200 in Pentax 67 – 35mm film adapted to medium format with the FAK135 kit.

 

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.

NOTE: The FAK135s comes without the film paper starter, but you can make your own by cutting a spare 120 film backing paper. Download the Camerhack 35mm film paper starter template, with all the sizes and features to make your own film stater and convert the FAK135s to FAK135!

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Description

FILM LOADING

FIlm loading is different for the two kit variations: FAK135 comes with a film leader, FAK135s is the simple version and comes with no film starters.

FAK135 film loading

IF YOUR CAMERA HAS A CRANK FOR AUTOMATIC FILM WINDING (Hasselblad 500, Pentax 67, Mamiya7, Yashica 635, Kiev 60 …)
Advance the film until the the big arrow is aligned with the corresponding mark that is in the camera’s body. Close the camera and advance the film until it stops and frame counter is at n.1. Now you’re ready shoot: frame numbering is made by the camera itself.

IF YOUR CAMERA HAS A RED WINDOW IN THE BACK FOR FRAME COUNTING (Brownies, Holga, old TLR, foldings, boxes…)
First of all you have to cover the red window with black tape to avoid light exposing the film inside the camera. After the film is engaged, close the camera’s back and turn the film advance knob 8 times (16 half turns) so that the film  reaches the correct placing for the first photo.

FAK135s film loading

IF YOUR CAMERA HAS A CRANK FOR AUTOMATIC FILM WINDING (Hasselblad 500, Pentax 67, Mamiya7, Yashica 635, Kiev 60 …)
Loading and advancing is more or less automatic: just pretend you’re using 120 film normally. Even winding the film is straightforward: that’s what the crank is there for!

IF YOUR CAMERA HAS A RED WINDOW IN THE BACK FOR FRAME COUNTING (Brownies, Holga, old TLR, foldings, boxes…)
First of all you have to cover the red window with black tape to avoid light exposing the film inside the camera.
After the film is loaded, close the camera’s back and turn the film advance knob 5 times (10 half turns) so that the film reaches the
correct placing for the first photo.

On 6×6 and 6×7 cameras you should advance the film by 4 half turns for every frame until the film is finished.
On a 6×9 camera advance by 5 half turns. For larger cameras advance accordingly more. Expect some trial and error.

NOTE: The FAK135s comes without the film paper starter, but you can make your own by cutting a spare 120 film backing paper. Download the Camerhack 35mm film paper starter template, with all the sizes and features to make your own film stater and convert the FAK135s to FAK135!

FRAME SIZES

With the 135film in a 120film camera you’ll get panoramic-format photographs with different sizes depending on your camera’s frame size.
There are many formats and standards in the 120 film world, many different cameras that have different frame sizes. With the 135 film in a medium format camera you’ll get panoramic-format photographs with a size of about…
— 3,5x6cm in 6×6 cameras (Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Yashica 635, TLR…)
— 3,5x7cm in 6×7 cameras (Pentax 67, Mamiya 7, Fuji 6×7…)
— 3,5x9cm with Fuji GSW690 and similar 6×9 cameras
— 3,5x17cm with panoramic Linhof Technorama or Fuji GX617…

The larger the frame, the fewer the pictures will result from a roll of 35mm film. Another variable is the length of the film: the 135 film can have 12, 24, 27, 36 exposures or even more in case of manual bulk respoolings… On a 6×7 camera, a 24 exposures film will give you circa 12 photos 35x70mm. 36 exposures film will give you about 18 photos depending on the type of camera.

 

More details and caveats are on the instruction paper that comes with the kit!

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 15 x 10 x 3 cm
FAK135

FULL KIT, film leader included, ADAPTERS ONLY, film leader not included

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