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12-16-2006, 01:05 PM
I purchased a Kodak Vigilant Six-20 camera at an antique store a week ago. When I got it home, I discovered that there was a roll of film in it. It was Ansco Plenachrome, and I developed in HC 110. This is the only image that is visible - it was the first frame on the roll. I have no idea who the people are or when the picture was taken. It is kind of fun to peek into someone's past like this.

Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/wstpaulantiquefolderimage_2564.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/wstpaulantiquefolderimage_2564.jpg)

12-16-2006, 02:02 PM
It's an intriguing image, isn't it? There's Mom, and Dad, and Little Sister, and Big Brother, but who is holding your camera? Maybe the owner of the horse. Sis looks like she may be pointing a camera, too.
If this were CSI, there'd be a magic button on your computer that could analyze the vegetation, date the clothing, and calculate the latitude based on the angle of the sun. In an hour we'd know who the people were and where they are now. ;D
Then again, that would spoil all the fun.

12-16-2006, 04:47 PM
Then again lol..

I love finding old film in cameras gives me all these romanitc story ideas.

01-26-2007, 09:52 PM
Earl, can you describe the backing paper, & color of lettering?

I am trying to date/id some Ansco 620 film, for curiosity's sake.

02-03-2007, 09:45 PM
Murray - I threw away the backing paper when I developed the film. Sorry.

02-03-2007, 11:28 PM
OK, another question...what lens does it have?

02-23-2007, 07:00 PM

Sorry that I didn't get back sooner - I do not venture over this way very often. The Kodak Vigilant Six-20 sports a Kodak Anastigmat f4.5 105 mm lens mounted in a Flash Kodamatic Shutter. From what I can tell reading on the web, this model is about as good as Kodak ever produced in a 120/620 folder. Not as good as the best European versions of the genre, but not bad. I shot a roll of film through it - here is one of the images.

I am not going to make this camera into a pinhole camera - I think it works just fine with the lens it came with. Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/vig12165_3622.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/vig12165_3622.jpg)