Brownie/Polaroid mod?

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  1. Proteus617

    Proteus617 TPF Noob!

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    Early morning brainstorming: $170.00 for a Holgaroid (body+back) is just crazy, but I just might want one.

    Polaroid packfilm has just about the same image size as 120 (?).
    An old Kodak smaller than 120 has a low-fi lens that will vignette nicely with a packfilm back.
    Mounting the back will most likely increase the distance to the film plane.

    So...I'm looking for a cheap old folding Kodak that has the following features:

    Film size smaller than 120
    Ball-bearing shutter with good variety of speeds
    A lens that zone-focuses via the distance scale on the bed (as opposed to fixed focus or front cell focus)...this will make it easier to adjust the focus when a new back is fitted on.

    Problems:

    All of the small Kodaks I've looked at are either fixed focus or front cell focused and have very simple shutters, eg; the vest pockets and bantams. I'm looking for something like a small autographic and I'm not sure it exists. Any ideas?
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You are not looking for a brownie that is for sure.


    You are looking for a six series I think.
     
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    ann No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    also, be aware Polariod film is going away and unless you can use fuji film in tht back your out of luck.
     
  4. nealjpage

    nealjpage multi format master in a film geek package

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    Won't something like a Brownie 1 work? Mine's 120 and is adjustable focus. Isn't it? I guess I haven't looked at it in a long time. Maybe it's a fixed focus.

    If Charlie is still around he can give you some points. He's well-known for butchering cameras to put a Polaroid back on it. That's why he couldn't be trusted with Leicas or Hasselblads! :lol:
     
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    Neal- A Brownie 1 would work, but I want a lens that fails to cover 120. I'm hoping for some Holga style vignetting. After spending some time with old Kodak catalogues I think I'm looking for a Vest Pocket Series III. 127 film, the lens focuses via a worm gear on the bed. Now to find a cheap one with the right shutter.
     

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