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09-02-2012, 10:27 PM   #1
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Do I need to rewind my 127 film onto the purchased film spool?

I have a Yashica 44 LM that has a removable take-up spool. After I've shot all 12 exposures, the take-up spool is wound with exposed film. If I remove the take-up spool and give it to the developing shop, then I'm left with an empty spool that the film came with and my take-up spool is gone.

Is this just the way it is, or should I do something such as rewinding the film onto the original spool so I can keep my take-up spool?

09-02-2012, 11:46 PM   #2
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Once the take-up spool is full, remove it. The empty spool from the other side then goes into the take-up spool position, and you load another roll and so the process begins over again. It is the same procedure with 120 or 220 film.

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Is it that the original spool was a antique special one? Otherwise, as Silent Street said.
09-03-2012, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thanks. I figured this was the case. But the spool currently in the camera appears to be cast iron and the new film spool is plastic, so I figured the iron part might be original. I doubt it is worth anything as a collectors item, but I wasn't sure that I should give it away.

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A long, long time ago spools were metal before plastic came to the fore. There's not much waste with plastic; it can be recycled repeatedly until it breaks down. Reckon I've seen a stainless steel spool just once in 50 years. Not worth worrying about.
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Tell the lab you want the spool back. They will oblige.


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