How do I load 120 film in my Belair X 6-12?
- First you’ll need to open the back door of your Belair camera : pull down the door lock on the bottom corners of the camera and remove the back cover.
- Take out the 120 film taking spool, place it into the chamber on the right-hand side. Make sure to engage the advancing shaft properly.
- Place a fresh 120 film into the left chamber, pull out the film’s back paper tongue, slip it into the 120 taking spool opening, turn the advancing lever anti-clockwise to make sure the film is properly inserted.
- Close the back door.
- Turn the advancing lever anti-clockwise to advance the film until you reach the first frame of your format chosen:
6×6 (12 pictures per roll): Use the lower red frame window and stop at frame number 1; count every frame number in the window when you shoot and advance.
6×9 (8 pictures per roll): Use the upper red frame window and stop at frame number 1; count every frame number in the window when you shoot and advance
6×12 (6 pictures per roll): Use the lower red frame window, stop at frame number 2; Count even frame numbers (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) in the window as you shoot and advance.
The film is now properly loaded!
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