how do you use a brownie hawkeye?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by liz_gres, Aug 9, 1998.

  1. i just found a brownie hawkeye flash model camera in a thrift store the other day. i'd love to take some pics with it but haven't got the foggiest idea of how this camera works. where can i find instructions on how to work it.

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    liz gres
     
  2. Hello Liz,

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    First, you're going to have to find some film. The Brownie Hawkeye takes 620 film which is no longer produced. However, you can do one of two things: 1) take some 120 film and roll it onto a 620 spool (in a dark room, of course), or 2) take the 120 film and cut the spool down to fit. Then load the film like any other 120 roll film camera.

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    Second, taking pictures is easy. Look through the viewfinder and click the shutter once. Note everything in the viewfinder will be backwards. The shutter does not have a double exposure protection device, so be careful.

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    Basically, play with the camera with no film it to get the feel of it. It's very straight forward. That's why Kodak sold a bazillion of them.

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    Larry
     

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