What Brownies do you have and do you use them?

Discussion in 'Classic Manual Cameras' started by chuck_baker, May 8, 1998.

  1. What Brownies do you have and do you use them? If so do you roll your own film or buy it?
     
  2. I have over 200 different Brownies from the USA, Canada, England, Australia, and France. I do not take pictures with them also 99% of them are in excellent working condition. The collection process is quite interesting because of all the variations that Kodak made without much publicity.
     
  3. I own a Brownie Starflex, and do not know if it works, I just bought some Efke 100, 127 from B&H for $6, and am going to try it out.
     
  4. I have 12 box brownies from a No.2 Hawkeye Model C to a Brownie flash II. I have not used any yet but will be trying some film c1950 that my brother has discovered for sale in Sydney,Australia.
     
  5. I have a Brownie No. 2 model B from around 1928. As it takes 120 film, lens and shutter look good, it should be possible to take pictures after making the body lighttight. But I want to keep it original and do not want to mess around with tape. So this is until now the only camera in my collection that will remain unused.
     
  6. I have over 50 Kodak Brownies (I think...need to complete an inventory). I have most of the easy ones ($1-$10 range).

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    Recently, I placed roll of 120 film in a Flash 20 as an experiment (see my other posting regarding cutting the plastic spool down to size). Get weird looks when I take pictures with it. Think I'll use my Flashmite 20 for the next roll. It's smaller and easier to carry.

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    Larry W. Haak
    Columbus, Indiana
     
  7. Hi!

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    I just bought a No 2 Brownie a few hours ago in a very nice (i.e. stuffed to the roof with, ah.., things) second hand shop in Charters Towers, Australia, while I was touring. The guy in the shop opened the camera for me, and I just had to play with (and pay for) it. Obviously I haven't taken any pictures yet as this happened about 4 1/2 hours ago, but I definitively will...

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    Cheers, Ron
     
  8. I have a 3B for a few days and have found a website that sells the 124 film that goes in it. This camera is in working order and will be used for an attempt at Brownie Fine Art Photography! Sounds funny but I am sure it will work!
     
  9. I've just discovered this site. Excellent news. I have nearly 200 Brownies andInstamatics, and I include Brownie movie cameras and projectors in that. It will be good to hear from other Brownie fans. I can still get 127 black and white from camera dealers in the U.K, and re-rool 120 film onto 620 spools. All the best.

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    Roger
     
  10. I have just started collecting Brownie cameras. I have the following at this time:
    No. 2 Brownie
    Brownie Target Six-20
    Brownie Hawkeye
    Brownie Haweye w/flash and box
    Baby Brownie special
    Brownie Twin 20
     
  11. I've got two Brownie TLR cameras which use 120 roll film. They use to take GREAT photos. Now that I discovered this site...think I'll dig one out and give it a try again.They are like new condition and I purchased them new in early 1950's.
    I've also got my Dd's old Brownie Box camera which still works very well. Only thing is that it uses 116 Roll film and I don't feel like paying an arm & a leg for a roll from special supplies nowadays. I've also got an unidentified Brownie which probably uses 127 Roll film. All these are cameras I've owned all my life. Just the thought of them brings back fond memories when I first got started in photography at the age of 9_years old.
    I developed Orthochromatic Roll Film in the bathroom at night under the glow of a 15-watt Red Darkroom buld...using the see-saw method in a 5x7 tray of developer.
    I started making prints with a 4x5 Contact printing frame...then graduated to a 5x7 Cycon Contact Printing Box...can STILL see it's beautiful rippled brown finish in my mind's eye...like it was yesterday!...ONLY...THAT yesterday was in the early 1940's....THANKS FOR THE MEMORY!!!...ED.
     
  12. Hello again...this is a followup to my previous posting. Well...I dug out my beautiful BROWNIE REFLEX Camera to put it to use and just discovered a horrible revelation, darnnit!...it DOESN'T use 120 Roll film...nor does it use 620 Roll film...that lovely li'l sucker uses "127" size Roll Film!...and Now...I CAN'T USE IT...DOUBLE-DARNNIT! However I also discovered that have a like-new ARGOFLEX TLR...very-similar to the Brownie...which does use 620 Roll film. It's also a GREAT camera...but it's STILL not in the same Name-of-Brownie-family.
    I read somewhere that "127 Roll Film" IS available in Europe / UK. Does anyone have any info on this?...the name of the manufacturer, as well?...HAPPY SHOOTING, ALL...ED.
     
  13. I found an old Brownie in the basement of my grandmother's house and am interested in learning about it. How is it used, with what films and projectors? (I also have a Brownie 500 projector, but it is missing a reel.) It is in excellent condition, but for one thing, I cannot figure out how to open it.
     
  14. I have an autographic #2 Brownie that I use all the time. I also have an autographic #3A that I converted to use 4x5 sheet film. I just bought a Kodak Junior Six-16 that I plan to use 120 film in by shimming out the spools & masking the image area slightly, anticipating panoramic type results. Any information available on home processing of 4x5 sheet film?
     
  15. quiero saber el valor de la camara NO.3-AFOLDING POCKET KODAK.gracias.
     
  16. cual es el valor de una camara NO.3-AFOLDING POCKET KODAK.gracias.
     
  17. I just got a brownie No. 2A model C in blue aluminum. it seems to look in good working conidition. I am going to attempt to figure out to load it, etc, and either shave down a 120 spool or devise some contaption for it. otherwise i saw some 116 film somewhere for a lot of money....

    matt
     
  18. Hi All,
    I have a Brownie Automatic Movie Camera f/2.3 that was made in Rochhester N.Y. and a Brownie 8 mm 500 Movie Projector with a f/1.6 lumenized lens and box that I got from my Grandmother. They both are in great working condition an I watch old 8 mm films on the projecter all the time. I would love to make a movie, where can I find film?
     
  19. I have just acquired a brownie no 2 that was made in Ontario,canada. Its in excellent condition to say its been through a few family picnics and house moves. I got it from my father who was given it when he worked at a removal company. I don't use it and don't intend to, shameful to say but im a strictly digital camera girl (not alot of chance of this brownie fitting in to my bag on a night out!!) so i'm trying to find a nice loving home for this little camera
     

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