Shoot and Rewind 35mm Film With Your Lubitel 166B


With this mod you can now shoot awesome shots with your Lubitel 166B and change the film when outside. Learn more about this tipster after the break.

I love my Lubitel 166B. But I have the feeling of being limited to use 120 film. Also who doesn’t love sprocket holes? The idea is really simple. I noticed that 166B has a small hole where you can connect the sides of the film cassette.

The hole where the edge of the paper clip will grab. Then with the two small wheels you’ll be able to rewind the film and use another one. That simple! Use two paper clips to hold the film cannister. Then unfold them as in the picture (2nd photo). The bigger one will do all the work, so use it on the side the cannister is deeper. It also locks better here. Attach them to the film sides and to the two holes of the camera.

You’re ready to shoot wonderful pictures! Remember to release the knob so the film will be able to move. Be careful! Do not try to flip the film so you’ll shoot redscale, when you’ll try to rewind it, it will get stuck. But you can always load it in another canister and then use it! Good luck to everyone! If you have any questions just ask.

The Lubitel 166+ is a loving recreation of the Soviet-era classic. Based on a design that dates back over 60 years, this camera is updated with new features like the ability to shoot both 120 and 35mm film. Shoot mind-blowing images with the Lubitel 166+, available in our Online Shop.

written by exiled_hussar on 2012-01-06 #gear #tutorials #35mm #lubitel-166b #tipster #modification #camera-modification #lubitel-top-tipster


  1. juanizimo
    juanizimo ·

    I dont get it :s , ¿ how do you rewind the film ? can you show us some results ? :D

  2. exiled_hussar
    exiled_hussar ·

    The photos you'll get are the same as using 35 mm film on any medium format camera. You have to use the two small black wheels on the sides of the camera that their original use is to lock the source film. That's the trick. You connect them the sides of the film to those wheels and that way you can rewind the film.

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