Create Your Own 120 Film from 35mm Films

2012-05-23 28

in this article i will show you how to make 35mm film became and fit to 120mm film. this is my first time doing this and the result going well.

im using Holga WPC for this experiment which is this is a pinhole camera

Okay, let’s start. You will need:

1) A scissor
2) Two rolls of 35mm film
3) 120 spool
4) Used 120 back cover
5) Changing bag
6) Tape

I use same method as 120 film.

1) Take the spool and 120 back cover and start rolling on the spool.

2) At number 1 on the 120 back cover, start taping the two 35mm film on it

3) After this, all steps need to be done in total darkness. I use a changing bag. I start rolling the spool to the end and cut the film from canister.

Now, your film is ready!

I do manual developing using Ilfosol 3 and scan using Canonscan 8800F.

Here is the result:

Lucky SHD and unbranded B&W film shot using Holga WPC

You also can try it with various types of film (slide, colour negative, redscale, b&w) and it’s fun!

written by fendyfazeli on 2012-05-23 #gear #tutorials #film #tipster #select-type-of-tipster #select-what-this-tipster-is-about #diy-35mm-120mm-fendyfazeli-bnw-scanner-experiment


  1. h3mm1ng1976
    h3mm1ng1976 ·

    great idea x

  2. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    thank you @h3mm1ng1976 :D

  3. jeniferricken
    jeniferricken ·

    I liked the article, I'll try it sometime.
    I even did the translation into Portuguese for sharing with more people.

  4. lighthouseblues
    lighthouseblues ·

    Great tipster, the creative possibilitys must be endless..... :-D

  5. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    thank you very much @jeniferricken and @lighthouseblues :D dont forget to share your result

  6. andy95
    andy95 ·

    wow this is amazing and the finished result should be great!

  7. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    wow~love this idea!!!im gonna try this soon!

  8. chilledvondub
    chilledvondub ·

    ive seen something similar to this before but this is a lot more involved go work though :)

  9. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    thank you @andy95 and @vanilajan :D

    @chilledvondub i believe this one more easier to load and unload film to camera, but a bit complicated to roll the film inside changing bag ;)

  10. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    jika saya xda changing bag can i just using my blanket to cover up myself and making it? :D

  11. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    @vanilajan yes. make sure turn off the light ;)

  12. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    by the way, how to get that 120 back cover?

  13. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    @vanilajan from used 120 film. or you can try to ask from photolab.or you can ask photolab to return the back 120 cover after you developed 120 film or ask me, mine have a lot :p

  14. vanilajan
    vanilajan ·

    wah give me one on the next outing then :D

  15. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    okey sure ;)

  16. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Oh, this I will try. Not sure if I save money, but you get a fun results anyway :D

  17. hanibale
    hanibale ·

    fantastic :)

  18. pith
    pith ·

    I have a bit different technique to do this, but was always too lazy to write about it :D here's my results:

  19. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    @pith nice album! maybe next time i should put on my holga or diana instead of pinhole camera :p

  20. enfyulfur
    enfyulfur ·


  21. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·

    awesome photos! :)

  22. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    thank you @sunbaby :)

  23. ripsta
    ripsta ·

    sempoi! congrats

  24. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    thanks @ripsta :D

  25. sunbaby
    sunbaby ·

    Im gonna try this one! :D

  26. kimpy05
    kimpy05 ·

    did you scan the films yourself?

  27. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    @kimpy05 i scan at photolab, same method like supersampler. then crop one by one

  28. fendyfazeli
    fendyfazeli ·

    @sunbaby you must try!

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