Many Belair 6x12-owners know the "problem of the thick film rolls". With a simple modification, I have fixed this problem.
Although I like lightleaks, I find it annoying that many of my Belair films were not wound tight. Again and again, I had thick film rolls that have gotten sometimes more and sometimes less tight. I did a little searching on the internet and found this simple modification!
Unfortunately I could only test this tipster with two rolls of film, but the film rolls were wrapped tightly.
You need a piece of cardboard for this tipster. Suited is a piece of cardboard from the packaging of a film.
This piece of cardboard I have kinked twice.
Then you need to fix the already loaded film with the piece of cardboard. By the bend it is taken care of with sufficient stability.
So, close the camera and let’s go to the next Belair 6x12 adventure!
P.S.: The piece of cardboard slipped a bit, but that shouldn’t be bad. Please post here your experience with this or with other modifications!
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