FilmPhotography.blog is a blog written by Kevin Allan, an amateur photographer from Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The blog contains location guides to places I’ve photographed, hints and tips for beginners, and other stuff. It used to be called kevinthephotographer.




Coronet side view

Fujifilm GA645Zi


A selection of my images are available for sale at Redbubble.  You can also visit my Flickr stream


  1. Kevin
    I have inherited a Kodak Junior 620. I opened the camera front to see the lens but cannot work out how to close it again! Can you help?
    Also is there any value in the camera. Looks in pretty good condition.
    David Mollison


    • David, there is a round metal button on the camera bed, below the lens and directly above the strut which can be folded up to allow the camera to be displayed on a level surface. Pressing that button will allow the camera to be folded. I wouldn’t get too excited about value; the most expensive currently on eBay is almost £70 buy-it-now, but the typical range for those that have actually sold seems to be £10-£20.


  2. Kevin, after reading your article I bought Amazon France’s entire stock (7 rolls) of Agfa Precisa. FYI Dexter’s batch look up is no longer working. The batch number on the lot I bought 065404 Exp 2019.02 does not look up.


  3. Hi Kevin!

    I have a Coronet Twelve-20 and I’ve just finished my first roll of film with it. I had no issues loading the film but I have no idea on how to wind it up so I can remove the film safely. Would you be able to give me some advice?

    Thanks, love your blog



    • Sarah, you don’t rewind 120 film in the same way that you rewind 35mm film – you just keep winding after the last exposure until all the film has wound onto the take-up spool. At that point you will feel less resistance as you wind. Then take the back off the camera; most 120 films have an adhesive tab to seal the film, but it’s a good idea to have an elastic band handy to wrap around the film and keep it tight if the adhesive tab doesn’t work.

      You then move the empty spool (which previously held the film) to the other position so that it is ready to be used as the take-up spool for your next film.


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