The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye was made from 1949-1961. It’s made of Bakelite and was designed by Kodaks own designer Arthur Hunt Crapsey Jr. It was one of many easy to use cameras Kodak Eastman made for the everyday person who simply wanted to take snap shots of their everyday life. Upgraded in the 1950’s and… Continue reading Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Camera – Flash Model
Not to be confused with the Target Brownie 620 made in 1941, the Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 was made from 1946 until 1952. It has the Art Deco stripe design on the front plate that was common back in the era of skyscrapers. Kodak created the Brownie box camera in 1900 as a way to… Continue reading The Kodak Brownie Target Six-20
The Kodak Brownie Target Six-16 is virtually the same as the Kodak Brownie Target Six-20 that I’ve reviewed in the past. They even use the same manual. The only difference is the size of the film it uses. As I mentioned in my article about the six-20, Kodak started making their own film to go… Continue reading The Kodak Brownie Target Six-16 with the FAK 616
I recently saw a comment on Facebook by Nicola Baldini, one of the founders of Ferrania, that hinted at the possibility of their company creating 127 film in the future. You can read more about that in this article by Stephen over at Kosmo Foto. This lead me to today’s article. I want to share… Continue reading 8 Great 127 Film Cameras You Should Pickup
The Bear Photo Service Camera is a box camera made by Ansco Company in the 1940’s. There isn’t much info out there about this camera, so I have not found a definitive date for this camera. It is based on the Ansco B2 Cadet model, but this version was specially made for the Bear Photo… Continue reading The Bear Photo Service Box Camera and Developing Ilford Pan F Plus 50
The Kodak Duaflex is a pseudo TLR made by Eastman Kodak from 1947 until 1950 in the US. In the UK they were available from 1949 to 1955. These cameras were designed for people who didn’t want to learn how to use a camera. They just wanted something simple to take snapshots without having to… Continue reading The Kodak Duaflex
These are 14 film photography related items that I have gotten recently that I wanted to share with you. Items such as photo books, a rangefinder, a lens, camera straps, and accessories.
My next guest from the film photography community is someone who you may already know. He has been somewhat of a mentor to me when it comes to blogging about vintage cameras. If you love vintage cameras and haven’t heard of the man with an encyclopedic knowledge of cameras and their history, Mike Eckman is… Continue reading Snapshot of the Film Community – A Chat with Mike Eckman