Analogue Wonderland 35 to 120 Adapter
Our Price: £7.50 GBP100181
These handy little plastic adapters will allow you to use any 35mm film in your 120 (medium format) camera! This gives you greater creative choice as there are many more emulsions available in 35mm size, and it also allows you to shoot over the sprocket holes of the film for a special final image.
Cut perfectly to the right size, you simply attach one to the top of your film, one to the bottom and place it in your camera where you'd normally load the 120 film. Wrap the tongue around a take-up spool as usual - but just remember that when you come to the end of your film you must rewind it back into the 35mm canister!
Printed specially for Analogue Wonderland with Graphite SLS material, these adapters were designed by Clint O’Connor (coconnor55), released under CC by SA 3.0 and posted on Thingiverse (thing:323120).
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When you buy your camera film from us we can ship it across the UK, Europe, USA, New Zealand, Australia and Canada (more countries planned soon!) So buy your Analogue Wonderland 35 to 120 Adapter today and dive back into the fun of 35mm film photography!
Since 120 film transfers to the take up spool at the end of a roll rather than being rewound, you can use one of these to wind the film back into the canister manually inside a darkbag. If you don't have a darkbag, consider buying two sets of these and using one with an empty film canister to make your own 35mm take up canister.
I've not tried the second method but it may make it easier to change rolls on location rather than fidgeting inside a darkbag in public like a weirdo. If you already own a darkbag and don't want to buy a second pair of adaptors, you can tape a bit of film (on both sides) to a 120 take up spool and tape that to the film you're going to shoot.
The image shows my set up but also that the adaptors don't fit 100% snugly - this causes no issue and they work fine. They also seem quite sturdy.
It is well made and does work as intended. Only issue is that in order to keep film aligned you better tape it to take up spool. This creates an issue where you cannot roll film back to it’s original canister meaning you have to open it in darkroom/darkbag in order to retrieve it. Other than that great little novelty item. It’s fun to shoot panoramic and get exposure over sprocket holes.
After purchasing this kit, I experienced the trouble mentioned by Edward with keeping film aligned. The easiest/crudest work around is a bit of tape attaching the 35mm film leader to a normal 120 take up spool, to keep it aligned. Ultimately, I bought a second adapter set from ebay with an additional 120-sized spool with a slit in it to keep the film centered. I use the ones supplied here as a back-up.
Three stars because the product is excellent (when coupled with a dark room bag) for rescuing a 35mm film roll from a malfunctioning full frame camera.
The adapter fits quite well the cartridge, it's well done. The caveat is that with a normal 120 spool the film tends to go diagonally, bend and loose. So in order to do it right yo need to buy a second adapter to fit a take-up empty cartridge or look for a special made spool, which it would be cool if the store offered it.
If you love sprocket holes on 35mm film to be a part of a picture and have an old friend as Holga or some other medium format camera. This adapter is something but a dream. It is great that you can use a large and cheap amount of your 35 mm films in a different format. To spent less money, get more exposures and be even more creative. Small but handy!