Since I got my Holga many, many moons ago, I had always wanted to try shooting 35mm in a medium format camera but could never find a method which didn’t involve taping up the film counter window and guesstimating the amount of film to advance based on rotations or clicks until I came across this tutorial recently. It was ingenious and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it myself. Essentially, all you had to do was re-spool 35mm film onto a 120 roll by taping it to the backing paper. The greatest advantage of this method was you didn’t have to unload your camera in complete darkness.
Here are a couple of shots on and taken using the Zeiss Nettar 518/16 folder.
One thing I’ve noticed with this is that framing can be a bit hit or miss. I ended up with many frames of just the sky with my first roll. Now, don’t get me wrong, I like blue skies as much as the next person but the photos were a bit boring. You can easily solve this by shooting a medium format SLR but they’re not exactly super cheap.
Unlike the DIY redscaled film, I can see myself using this more often.