HaarFager

HaarFager

Posted on 08/28/2014


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Kodak No. 2A Brownie Model B

Kodak No. 2A Brownie Model B
This is an old Kodak box camera I've had since around 1977. It probably dates to the 1910's for when it was made, so it might be 100 years old! I dug it out last night with the intent of finally using it for the first time. I've used old box cameras before with 35mm film in them, but that left too much of the field of view unphotographed. I realized that 120 film all but fills up the area of view, so I put some Fomapan 400 black and white film in it to try it out. What I did was to cut some of the leader off in the dark and taped it inside the camera. By doing that, I should get more negative area to use instead of just the part where the numbers begin.

It was photographed on a table at least as old as is the camera. This table used to belong to my Great-Grandmother Sullivan.

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Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Cool ... I recently bought a 2A Rainbow that I've been shooting with off and on the last couple of weeks.
4 years ago.
HaarFager
HaarFager
Is that the Kodak box camera made between 1930 and 1933? If so, what do you use for film in it? Because I'm pretty sure it takes 116 film as well. And 116 is slightly larger than 120. Actually, I read where it's 70mm film, so that gives me some ideas about where to get film for these cameras. Providing a person can buy some movie film stock.
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to HaarFager
Mine is a KODAK RAINBOW (blue) HAWK-EYE No. 2 MODEL C BOX CAMERA made from 1930-33 and it shoots 120 film. There is a site www.brownie-camera.com/articles/petelutz/use-120-film-in-116-616-camera.shtml which describes converting a Brownie from 116 and 616 to 120 film. I bought a roll of bulk 70 mm film on Ebay, but I haven't had a chance to try it out. I have a 70 mm back for my Graflex Crown Graphic camera. Ebay usually has 70 mm film in bulk with a wide variety of prices. It was used a lot for aerial photography.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to HaarFager
Also ... I've commented on enough photos since I've been on Ipernity that unless you do a direct reply ... the odds of me seeing your reply is pretty small. About the only way I've found to do that is by opening up the photo's page. Replying from the activity page just lists it as a general comment. :-)
4 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Yes, I usually do that, but I was trying to find a place where I could buy some 70mm film and wasn't thinking when I commented.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to HaarFager
Some folks rewind bulk 120 film onto their 616 film spools. I've only got the one camera that uses 616. I've got a very expired roll of film in it I'm going to shoot and I'll probably never use that camera again.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to HaarFager
4 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
Thanks for all those links - very fascinating! There's just so many avenues in photography to explore, do and have fun with!
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm) has replied to HaarFager
Yes ... there are! I tried using the cigar cutters to cut down 120 film to 127 and it worked OK. I bought a batch of Japanese b/w 127 film on Ebay and that should hold me for a while there.
4 years ago.
HaarFager has replied to Indycaver (Norm)
I bought a bunch of Efke R100 127 size black and white film right after they stopped making it. Wanted to stock up on it as I liked it a lot.
4 years ago.
Indycaver (Norm)
Indycaver (Norm)
Unfortunately … I missed that they stopped making it until my normal supplier ran out of stock. I did buy what I could from another supplier, but they soon ran out too! It's selling for two to three times it's normal price on Ebay. I thought I'd give the Japanese stuff a shot and see how I like it ... otherwise I'll be cutting rolls of 120 film down and respooling 35mm onto my 127 reels.
4 years ago.