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The Lubitel + With 220 Film

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

14 comments

  1. graefin

    graefin

    It's me! :D

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  2. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

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  3. reid

    reid

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

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  4. superlighter

    superlighter

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

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  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:
    http://www.squarefro(…)ng-220.html

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  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!

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  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?!

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  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...

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  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*

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  10. breakphreak

    breakphreak

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

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  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

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  12. breakphreak

    breakphreak

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

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  13. mephisto19

    mephisto19

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

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  14. cinzinc

    cinzinc

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

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