Brownieroid Hawkeye

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Postby 3rdTrick » Tue 17 September 2013 / 22:02 pm

What to do with flea market finds...

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Yes, it vignettes but everything is in focus. I measured the focal plane from the original camera body but I may try moving the lens a bit closer. The exposure seems right on a sunny day which is what those cameras were made for. Would be interesting to try it with a flashbulb.

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Postby 3rdTrick » Wed 18 September 2013 / 03:44 am

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The vignette is quite strong, not sure what I will do about it.

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Postby CCWH » Wed 18 September 2013 / 05:30 am

Nice work :-)
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Postby tecky » Wed 18 September 2013 / 08:09 am

Just crazy,
Nice result !!!

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Postby 3rdTrick » Wed 18 September 2013 / 17:13 pm

Thanks guys,
Aren't we all crazy here???
But it is fun!

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Postby facono » Wed 18 September 2013 / 22:41 pm

Hi 3rdTrick!
A new, original and well done home-made conversion! :super: Could you, please, give us other pictures showing sides of this camera, giving me the idea about the nice gap between those two ill-assorted parts?
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Postby 3rdTrick » Wed 18 September 2013 / 23:46 pm

facono wrote:Hi 3rdTrick!
A new, original and well done home-made conversion! :super: Could you, please, give us other pictures showing sides of this camera, giving me the idea about the nice gap between those two ill-assorted parts?
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Thanks and yes I will take some more pics. The Brownie camera has an internal plastic light guide. I cut it off but taped it back together so I could use it to line up the mount. Once the JB weld cured, I pulled the light guide out and screwed the head on with the original screws. I did need to cut the corners on the Colorpack to clear the Brownie and that left holes that I filled with epoxy putty. The inside is not pretty but is light tight.
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Postby 3rdTrick » Sat 21 September 2013 / 03:09 am

I added a few more photos. The bad news is that the single exposure choice really limits the light you can take pictures in. Like the old days, keep the sun at your back. The packfilm does not have the latitude needed. The good news is that I had fun doing it...
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Postby 3rdTrick » Mon 23 September 2013 / 17:26 pm

One from the weekend:

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Postby facono » Mon 23 September 2013 / 18:25 pm

3rdTrick wrote:I added a few more photos. The bad news is that the single exposure choice really limits the light you can take pictures in. Like the old days, keep the sun at your back. The packfilm does not have the latitude needed. The good news is that I had fun doing it...
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Hi 3rdTrick!
I got exactly this kind of problems when I converted an old and awesome Brownie Junior 6-16 into pack 100 camera. I'm lucky, the pictures size are really the same! But when light, speed and "shutter" fits the emulsion, it's very exciting! A few pictures to show you what I did:

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On this Brownaroid, I have perhaps more possibilities than yours: one speed + T and two apertures. hihi hihi
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Postby 3rdTrick » Mon 23 September 2013 / 19:48 pm

Nice Facono,
I was thinking of doing that but I put my CB-103 on the Glunz. At least you don't get the same vignetting. I have just one aperture and shutter speed + bulb. I have a few other flea market finds that I will be converting in the future.
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Postby Fabrice_K* » Mon 23 September 2013 / 21:17 pm

. Nice !

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Postby 3rdTrick » Sun 29 September 2013 / 00:46 am

Thank you Fabrice_K*

Here is the last picture from the film pack:

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