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bob fallis
05-24-2007, 04:13 PM
I came across a brownie camera at a car boot sale. a couple of months ago, I bought it for 3, when I got it home found it had a time shutter and three stops, holes drilled in a sliding bit of metal. so turned it around and made a pinhole O.0250" gives me f192, Ive put a film in it and will expose it over the weekend., weather permitting. will post photo's if they work

bob Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/new_pinhole_1126.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/new_pinhole_1126.jpg)

05-24-2007, 04:38 PM
Yet another forgotten old relic goes back to work. It probably never occurred to the people you bought it from that you were actually going to put film in it.

05-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Nice find! I have a feeling this will become one of your favorite cameras! The time shutter really is a bonus. Have fun and let us see how it does.

bob fallis
05-28-2007, 03:07 PM
this is the only picture that came out all were over exposed, I think next time I will pull the film and use the 25th exposure,
see if I get a better set of images

bob Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/lane_145.jpeg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/lane_145.jpeg)

bob fallis
05-30-2007, 02:39 PM
This is a better neg I was able to scan it and get a print, The exposure is about a 25th at f192.
I pulled the film hp5 to about 3600, by developing it in tetenal ultrafin plus for 20 mins. it's a bit grainy but on the paper it has a charm of its own

bob Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/lane2_4770.jpeg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/lane2_4770.jpeg)

07-25-2007, 04:58 PM
Hi Bob Fallis,
I'm new to this forum. I also have an old Brownie #2 that my mother-in-law gave me. Getting the lens out was a real challenge, but worth it. Amazing clarity from the 120 size negs!
Newton Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/browniephoto_1_6050.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/browniephoto_1_6050.jpg) http://f295.f295.org/uploads/goldengate_san_francisco_9545.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/goldengate_san_francisco_9545.jpg)

07-26-2007, 12:03 AM
Wow, that's gorgeous! Welcome to f/295 and feel free to post any others like that you have lying around.

I'll wager that your Brownie never shot anything that good while it still had its lens.

07-26-2007, 12:41 AM
The foregound on the bridge post is interesting - like lumpy spectators watching the bridge.

07-26-2007, 03:46 PM
Thanks for the feedback, and glad you like. It's always interesting to develop film to see what comes from guessing about framing, etc. I've taken a different approach on some images, and am (sometimes) pleasantly surprised with the result. Here's one such pinhole montage made with the Brownie.
Newton Attached files http://f295.f295.org/uploads/bike_paris_8384.jpg (http://f295.f295.org/uploads/bike_paris_8384.jpg)