Hi, On a whim, I got a Fotochrome camera on eBay. The camera was obviously never used and was in its original packaging. From what I can glean from the internet, this proprietary camera was designed to use a proprietary film (Fotochrome direct positive) in a proprietary film canister. A strategy guaranteed to fail, which it quickly did, leaving plenty of these cameras around as new old stock. The camera has a funky design that reflects the image 90 degrees to the film plane running along the bottom of the camera. It looks vaguely like a Minolta 110 SLR only larger (being a medium format camera). Putting your eye to the viewfinder, you have a feeling like you are about to bite into a big sandwich. The big glass lens has no info besides ﾓFotocolor.ﾔ A ring selenium cell surrounds the lens and a zone focusing scale marks the focusing ring. It boasts a tripod mount and a knob film winder. This camera's vacation is over. My desire is to get this thing working taking photos. Some of the challenges I see are: Film. The proprietary film is long gone probably with the processing as well. My plan is to modify the camera for 120 film. Luckily the film chambers are plenty big for the 120 roll. I plan to rig a top and bottom holding pins hacked out of an old Kodak folder I have. The negative area is 6x9, one of my favorites. Film transport. The original transport borrows a page from 127 instamatics and the film placement is controlled by a reference pin that cocks the shutter and stops the advance of the film. I donﾒt like the idea of punching holes in the 120 film, so Iﾒll be looking for ways to manually *X&$#**X&$#**X&$#**X&$#* the shutter. I have yet to unscrew anything, so Iﾒm not sure how realistic this is. There is no red window so Iﾒll be counting knob turns to position the film horizontally. Exposure Controls. The camera has a single shutter speed with a coupled selenium meter. The selenium cell seems long dead, so the shutter fires at max aperture all the time. Strangely there are two yellow filters, one in front of the shutter and one behind. The rear filter is moved out of the way when the flashbulb reflector is deployed. These look like color correction filters rather than exposure controlﾅsomething to counter the color cast of the film I would guess. The two filters will not adversely affect my black and white filmﾅin fact it may improve some subjects. Iﾒll have to do some tests, but I plan to use slow microfilm and hope it is in the exposure index range. Other ideas to control exposure are, ND filters or a lens cap aperture (Iﾒd have to get several caps to have a range of apertures). Foam light seals. Black gook after 37 years. Easily cleaned out and replaced. Flash. Uses M3 bulbs. I have none, so Iﾒll be shooting in daylight. If anyone has ever worked with this camera or has tried a conversion like it, Iﾒd like your views and opinions. Thanks!