How many exposures per roll of 120 film?

Discussion in 'Film and Processing' started by ben_nauber, Aug 14, 2009.

  1. I have a Yashicamat 124G. I know my camera can shoot either 12 or 24 exposures, but I have no idea how many exposures are on a roll of 120 film (400tx for example). Should I just assume it's 24? It doesn't say on the packaging.
    Thanks!
     
  2. 12 for 120, 24 for 220.
     
  3. "It doesn't say on the packaging."
    That's because the number of exposures per roll is dependent on the camera format (6x6cm, 6x4.5cm, 6x7cm, 6x9cm). On your 124G (6x6cm) I believe you will get 12 exposures per roll of 120 film. To get 24 exposures you need to use 220 film (same as 120 film, but twice as long and with backing paper only on the start of the roll IIRC).
     
  4. With that camera it is 12 assume that. If you Have a few rolls of the 220 Like I have it would be 24 but the 120 is 12 and that is just for a 6X6 camera like the one you have Roll film of the 120 /220 size fits many cameras with different formats some up to 6x12.
     
  5. 6x4.5 = 15 exposures
    6x6 = 12 exposures
    6x7 = 10 exposures
    6x9 = 8 exposures
    If you get bored and want to try the 6x12 or 6x17 panoramic cameras, you'll get 6 and 4 shots per roll, respectively.
     
  6. Here's all you need to know: Your roll of 120 film is 72 centimeters long. Now you don't have to memorize anything!
     
  7. On the Yashicamat 124G be sure to set the switch for 220 when using 220. This maintains proper pressure plate distance. The 124G is one of the few reasonably priced TLR's that can do both 120 & 220 so enjoy.
     
  8. ..... and never try the Mat 124-G with self timer and FP (flash) delay. You will hang up the shutter and it will need repair then.
    The choice in 220 roll film is very limited so focussing on 120 roll films you will have 12 exposures with your Mat 124-G. Nice TLR BTW.
     
  9. In response to what Steve said, your roll of 120 film is 72 cm long. To find out how many shots it can fit on a roll, divide 72 by the second number of the camera's gate measurement, for example, 6x4.5, so divide 72/4.5 = 16, even tho most 6x4.5 cameras take 15 shots per roll. 72/6 = 12, 72/7 = 10, 72/9 = 8
     
  10. On the 124g, the flashbulb setting would be "M". So, never use the timer with the "M" setting. I have found to never use the self-timer on any of the old Yashica's. It's too easy to hang up the shutter.
     

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