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Old 22-02-2006, 19:55   #1 (permalink)
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Kodak 66 Model III

I've got a Kodak 66 Model III bellows camera of my grandads in the cupboard. Would it be worth getting a couple of 120 films for it and seeing what pics I could get?

Any one got any tips on how to use it correctly as I'm just used to idiot proof mode point and shoot on the 350 at the mo.

When I get home from work tonight I'll take a few pics of it and post them to show you what the camera looks like.

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Old 22-02-2006, 20:14   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely get some film just for the fun of it. Be absolutely sure there isn't any film in there before you open it. You never know, could be undeveloped family pics there which would be priceless to you... it does happen!

It probably has shutter and aperture settings around the lens when you extend the bellows. Have a good look at the bellows they're prone to developing pinholes and cracks over time.

To determine exposure you'll need an exposure meter, or just use the recommended exposure settings which will be on a sheet of paper in with the film for sunny, cloudy etc.

Those old cameras didn't have multi coated lenses like we have today so I wouldn't do too much shooting into the light.
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Old 22-02-2006, 20:18   #3 (permalink)
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I can't find a pic on Google. Someone here collects old cameras. NoPix .... VINCE I think
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As far as I can remember its in mint condition, but will check it over once I get home.
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I used to do this a lot, I collect cameras in a very small way and one of the things I always tried to do was to put a film through the camera. Got some very nice shots from some of them too.
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Old 22-02-2006, 20:46   #6 (permalink)
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Th 'Eastman' Kodak 66 mkIII was made between 1958-60 in London , it is of metal/plastic construction with a fold down horizontal bed bellows lens, it is a 6x6 120 film camera, it has an Anaston lens that has a range of f6.3 @ 75mm

the camera is worth about 12-20 in mint condition with all the original boxs and instructions,,

i have run 120 film through several of my old cameras and tho the results can be described ad ' fuzzy ' its quite fun to use them..

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My flat mate would probably tear your arm off for that. He's well into all this lomography and antique cameras type stuff. He's just been given a 30yr old russian 'nomo' and nearly made a mess of himself!

Put some film through it and post the results! Go on! I Dare you!
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My flat mate would probably tear your arm off for that. He's well into all this lomography and antique cameras type stuff. He's just been given a 30yr old russian 'nomo' and nearly made a mess of himself!

Put some film through it and post the results! Go on! I Dare you!
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If you run colour film through it make sure you cover that red circle with something light-tight. If there isn't a little disk that rotates to close it off.

You'll get some interesting films back from processing otherwise.
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If you run colour film through it make sure you cover that red circle with something light-tight. If there isn't a little disk that rotates to close it off.

You'll get some interesting films back from processing otherwise.
Um dude,

The 120 roll film is backed by paper with frame number on. That little window is so you know how far through the roll you are. The spring loaded backing plate should hold the film tight against the frame so there's no light leakage.
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The spring loaded backing plate should hold the film tight
But there's a very good chance that it wont. You're right though, I should have said you might get some dodgy results back if the springs are a bit shot.
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You're both sort of right anyway. There was often a little swivel cover which went over those windows, and many people considered it good practice to keep a bit of insulating tape or similar over the window and just peel it back to check No. of exposures.
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Interesting thread.....by the way, when did MyPix become NoPix, or vice-versa

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