The Lubitel + With 220 Film

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We all know that new Lubitel 166+ takes both 120 and 35mm films. But I have tried 220 film and it works too! 220 films are longer 120 films, but without the protecting paper. You can shoot twice as many images, but you have to do something about the red window on the back of the camera, because as the paper-protection is missing from the film, your shots will be nothing if you don’t cover it. But this creates another problem, how far should you advance the film? That is another technique. You just guess how far to forward the film, so you'll get lots of overlapping images!

We all know that new Lubitel 166+ takes both 120 and 35mm films. But I have tried 220 film and it works too! 220 films are longer 120 films, but without the protecting paper. You can shoot twice as many images, but you have to do something about the red window on the back of the camera, because as the paper-protection is missing from the film, your shots will be nothing if you don’t cover it. But this creates another problem, how far should you advance the film? That is another technique. You just guess how far to forward the film, so you’ll get lots of overlapping images!

Try to shoot close ups and something far, change direction of your camera (regular and square) to combine different things. But then there is another problem: how do you know when the film is finished? You can’t, so you have to shoot and advance till the rewinding-wheel of your Lubitel + is no longer moving. The bad part about that is that the last three or four shots are a big nothing, because they are shot on the paper… But try it out. There are some cheap 220 films. Yyou’ll have one endless image, overlapping, nice and surprising :)

Check out the Lubitel 166 + microsite here

written by mephisto19 on 2008-11-27 in #gear #tipster #tip #tipster #plus #220 #blind-roll #trick #lubitel166

14 Comments

  1. graefin
    graefin ·

    It's me! :D

  2. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    ja.... it is HER! :D
    what are you doing on my shots?
    hihihihihi

  3. reid
    reid ·

    These are really pretty, like photos from a giant multi-lens camera!

  4. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    mmmmm...I wonder if this work also with Holgas and Dianas, how much is large the 220 spool?

  5. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    irt is as big as a 120-spool and because paper is missing, you have twice as much shots as usual
    here is a link to shoot 220 with holga:
    www.squarefrog.co.uk/holga-troubleshooting-220.html

  6. champi
    champi ·

    It works with Holga, same issues! I have one Holga album with 220 film in my "old" home if you wanna have a look!

  7. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Great shots Stephan, nice to see what Greafin looks like as well...hello!
    I bet you could be picky and work it out but where is the FUN in that eh?!

  8. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    oh ja... you surely can... maybe there will be a plus feature allowing you to advance 220films "normally", a kind of counter.... i don't know...

  9. graefin
    graefin ·

    yeah kylewis now you now what I look like when I don't wanna be recognized by others: Cap and sunglasses *lol*

  10. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    great idea :) .... and it allows us to fabricate the redscale film for our Holgas and Dianas :) many thanks!

  11. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    of course you can make a redscale out of it
    i already thought about that point, but haven't tried yet. first film inside NOW! :D

  12. breakphreak
    breakphreak ·

    mephisto19: go-go-go and PLEASE don't forget to share the results!

  13. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    redscale- 220-films are on their way to the lab :D

  14. cinzinc
    cinzinc ·

    interesting......at least u get to shoot more than 12!hehe

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