On Hubris…

I should have listened..

Ok… so Kodak was right…  you can’t put 120 film in the Kodak Brownie Target Six-20…

The other day I made a post about my Kodak Brownie Six-20 and how I was going to put 120 film in there and how I knew better.. how Kodak didn’t know anything even though the camera clearly said “CAUTION: THIS CAMERA DOES NOT TAKE 120 FILM”

I should have just stopped right there.. but no…. I didn’t.

I *thought* I had modded it to take 120 film… boasted that it would be awesome, and that I’d show them… ohh I’d show them…. what the hell did Kodak and their product development people know…

And I was struck down by the camera gods for my hubris. After getting to nearly the end of the roll of film that I had put in the camera it stopped advancing and bound up. After several attempts to “Hulk” it forward, I very carefully opened up the film compartment, and as I feared, the roll had bound up on the 120 side of the camera. The back half of the film was exposed, I don’t think it sealed properly and got some light leaks. I’ll probably still drop it off and see if anything came out on it to post up here.

So.. yeah… I promise to not taunt the film and Kodak gods again, at least when it comes to 620 film and cameras. I figured I’d give it a try. I didn’t hurt the camera, and I’m only out a roll of film that had been sitting in the freezer for a year or so.

Maybe next time I shouldn’t be so boastful and taunting.. lest I be struck down…