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Old Mar 28, 2005, 10:46 PM   #1
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Bear with me as I learn to use this camera. This is my great grandfather's camera. It is a Kodak. There are interchangeable backs. It can take roll film, or sheet film. I have all of the parts for it. There is a roll of unexposed film in it with a date of 1907 penciled in on it. There is a ground glass focusing plate, (not included here and several sheet film holders.) I consider it the most precious memento from my family. I have cropped, resized, level adjustment and unsharp. Let me know what you think.

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Old Mar 29, 2005, 6:09 AM   #2
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I think it looks a bit like the Camera Obscura from those Project Zero Games (or Fatal Frame in the US), Basicly the Player would use a Camera like thistocapture the Ghosts in the Game. Which can be a pain if you ain't got the right kind ofFilm atthe right moment. Kinda like reall life.

Arn't you glad we use Digicams now?!?!:blah:
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Lovely pic of a lovely camera. Are the bellows made of leather?

What negs does it go up to? It would be very good to see some results with it.



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Old Mar 31, 2005, 6:59 AM   #4
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Yes the bellows are leather. It shoots 4"x5" pictures. I only saw my father use it once about 30 years ago. I don't have that picture. Just a guess, but there are probably to many light leaks to use it now. It is called Eastman Kodak No. 4 Screen Focus.
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Old Mar 31, 2005, 11:36 AM   #5
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Bravo.

Nice photo of a heritage that few of us have the opportunity to cherish.

I remember when cameras with bellows were actually a significant percentage of the market. They were neat but you're right light leaks were always a potential problem.

Imagine a CCD 4x5 inches on a digital camera!

Aloha and thanks for sharing
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 1:37 AM   #6
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Wow, would love to see some shots taken with it.
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