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Avoid Thick Film Rolls with the Belair 6x12

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 6×12 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!

written by frauspatzi and translated by brommi


  1. bsdunek


    I would think a newly designed camera wouldn't have this problem. This is for old Holgas.

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  2. dida


    i'm having the same problem... thanks for these tipster ;)

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  3. ihave2pillows


    I should test this with my Diana, which yields FAT FATTY file rolls that leak like a mofo!

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  4. fartstorm


    My Belair's a fat roller too. My changing bag is getting a little more use.

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  5. mafiosa


    Seems to be a common problem! Thanks for the tip.

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  6. ping-junior


    Thx for tips..... ^_____^

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