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    Recycling

    I was given a sad old Kodak Folding Brownie 2A,
    A rusty camera and bellows with a peep hole at every bend is not a good thing especially when it runs on 116 roll film.
    Somehow in the strange twilight world we inhabit it became a wonderful thing with a great future.
    I taped the bellows and converted the camera to take paper negatives. Here are a few shots of the project.
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    Back removed and replaced with a plywood box to hold the paper negative.
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    And from the back with the loading door closed.
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    And with the door open, arrow shows the slot for the paper.
    Paper size is 2 3/4 x 5 inch.
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    Cheap paper punch modified to put a notch in the paper so I know which way up it is when I am reloading in na changing bag.
    Arrow shows a block glued in to prevent the paper going in more than enough to give a half circle notch.
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    A quick test shot out of the Camera Club window.
    Multigrade, unflashed, no filter, normal dev.
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    Finaly two shots of a test chart when I was refining the paper speed.
    These are shot on MG44 Multigrade with normal dev.
    One with a pale yellow filter and one without.
    They look different but the actual tonal range is about the same.
    The old lens resolves quite a lot of detail but is quite low contrast so it should work rather well for this project.
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    nice job! many of the attachments are not showing up though

    i have often looked at those old cameras selling for half nothing and wondered about how to adapt them. thanks for sharing!

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    Thanks Isabella
    Mmmm, don't know why they did not show, all there when you selected the enlargement.
    Anyway I have reloaded them and they seem to work now.
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    Great job! I have one of those somewhere, maybe I should give it a try.....

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