JOURNAL

Kodak Brownie

 
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I'm really terrible for going on and on about cameras and film and photography to anyone that will listen. One of the perks of this is that when people find an old camera in their loft the first person they think of is me. I've got quite a good collection of old cameras now in various states of disrepair, and to be honest I never usually try and put any film through them. They're just nice to have. However, when somebody gave me this old Brownie a few weeks ago I thought I'd just go for it. I knew that you can put 120 film through as long as you have a 620 spool to collect the film on. Luckily, when I opened the camera up, there was a 620 spool sitting right there waiting for me. So I loaded it up and took it with me to the coast.

 
 
 
 
 

As I wasn’t using 620 film, I had no markings to tell me how much I should be winding the film on after each shot. To my credit, I was close, but as you can see there was a bit of overlapping. If I use it again I’ll bear this in mind. However, for a box camera that is older than my mother, I was very pleasantly surprised with the results! That ivy covered house is pretty damn sharp.

 
 
 
 
 
Amy Spires