Re-Spooled 35mm to 120 format

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Went for a short wander this afternoon. RZ67 loaded with RPX400. Something not quite right, shutter firing at 1/400 every frame, no matter the speed set..! Bugger, thankfully the light was not great and I went home to fathom the issue. Turns out that the mirror was locked up – anyway..!

With this upset, I have unrolled the film to make use of the backing paper and spool. I've gone all *'Lomo-esque'* and re-spooled into the backing paper a length of 35mm Fomapan 400 that I want to get used up...

This morning I made a viewfinder mask for the waist-level finder on the RZ67 to approximate the loaded 35mm film. Hopefully it will be close enough...

A quick wander within 100m of home and I have shot the re-spooled Fomapan 400@200. It is now in the tank waiting for developing.

Coffee then to work 😃

Negatives look pretty good.

The viewfinder mask seems to have worked really well as the images are pretty much framed as I expected.

Overall, I quite like these, not that I'd be taking images like this all the time, but..! There is a bit of uneven development around the sprocket holes, I think maybe some more agitation would sort that out however. Pulling the Fomapan400 to 200asa has produced a better negative then previously. I have one more roll of this in 35mm to use at some point.

Camera – Mamiya RZ67 127mm f/3.6 Film – 35mm Fomapan 400@200 Dev – Rodinal 1:25, 5':30'“, 20 deg's. Usual minimal agitation routine 1' + 10”/min.

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