I’ve been using a 120 (medium format) camera that’s been passed down to me from my grandfather.
I shot a roll of fujifilm provia 100F film through it, and had it developed almost exactly a year after I finished the roll (yes, I’m that lazy!).
Only 2 of the 6 shots that came out ok. However, this one is slightly out of focus which is a problem I found with using the camera. Focusing felt like guesswork and the viewfinder (if you can call it that) only allowed me to compose the shot. I often wonder how people can manage to ‘guess’ the focus distance. If anyone has any tips on focusing by distance, then please, let me know!
I put another roll in the camera not too long ago, however I couldn’t see the numbers on the back of the film through the little window which was worrying and I managed to roll it all back without exposing it. So cleverly, I tried to re-roll it back into the film holder in a dark room (my en-suite with no windows, what’s that all about?) and the film fell apart and off the spool! So my recommendation to you, is to make sure you’ve put the film in the right way around to start with! Also, if you do decide to roll it back, then make sure you know what you’re doing first.
I think this has put me off the camera for a short while though, which is a shame. At least I didn’t have to pay for the film development.
Another shot, the film captured such vivid colours in the sky, I could never get such vivid-ness from my 60D.