A bit of retro.

Discussion in 'Film Discussion and Q & A' started by Torus34, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Torus34

    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Just picked up [Ebay] an almost mint Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash camera. It even contained a 620 spool. A quick check confirmed that I can use 120 film without re-spooling as feed to the 620 take-up spool.

    I've no idea where this will lead but I'm anxious to run some Plus-X through this puppy and see what happens. Can't wait to join the Holga Revolution. Should be fun.

    Anyone out there fussin' around with one of these golden oldies?
     
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    Torus34 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi,

    and thanks for your input. I've figured out a means to provide a simple tripod attachment and cable release to the little black box. That opens the door to all sorts of 'time' exposures. Addition of filters is a piece of cake, as is a shield for the viewfinder. Shifting from Plus-X to Tri-X takes care of overcast days.

    Next step is to shoot some film, mix up some sepia toner, and put in some darkroom time. I'm getting my $5 worth.
     
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    I got a Brownie Hawkeye I bought on here for $10 with everything org. box and flash everything, I really like shooting it the 120 film makes it a little of a pain to scan/process but it can be fun
     
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    Congrats. My grandma gave me her old Brownie Hawkeye flash when I went back for a visit. The first roll didn't turn out so well.. It was 400 speed so I think it was all overexposed. The second was better, 100 speed, but still not as great as i'd hoped. I should really take it out on the town once more, right now it's just sitting around.
     

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