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06-30-2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Making use of A Defunct Kodak JR and Asahi Bellows :)

I took a Kodak JR that I will never use and made it Useful LOOK
don't be sad no camera was injured its completely reversible

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Cool! What was the original film size for the Kodak folder?


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Cool! What was the original film size for the Kodak folder?


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Thanks the original size was 6.5x11cm film so huge crop factor but looks like I will have some fun with it. Sony Nex camera has a lens booster on it so that helps. The shot was wide open at f4 so when I get some light I will try getting sharper

the top 2 photos are f8 on the kodak lens the bottom 2 are of the unit with my homeade m42 adapter aka m42 vivitar teleconverter front cover
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Most of these old folders use 616 roll film. The 'autographic' refers to a window you can open on the back of the camera and use a stylus to write a short note directly on the negative. It damages the emulsion so the note appears in the print - it is pretty common to see such notes on many old B&W prints.

I have 3 similar folding roll film cameras that when I last checked, were all still in operational condition. The item that usually goes first is the bellows. The folds crack and light leaks occur. I was just getting comfortable with how to take best advantage of these cameras, versus a 35mm SLR when 616 roll film ceased production. Had I saved extra 616 spools, there is a chance I might have been able to get by with re-rolling 120 or 220 film onto these spools.

I am following this thread with more than a little interest, but as pointed out, I have a big concern the crop factor will all but destroy the elegance of the original image style.

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That looks strangely familiar!

(This was my prototype adapter - the final setup looks just like yours.)






The optic on mine is a Bausch and Lomb Rapid Rectilinear with about a 6" focal length. The markings on the shutter are in Uniform System (U.S.) stops, so wide open (U.S.4) is actually f/8.
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1920's Contessa-Nettel Conastigmat on my Pentax K-x

I too have ventured along the lines of this setup since April 2013, as it gives infinity focus.

The 1920's Contessa-Nettel Conastigmat, is a very nice lens, and although hazy, it seems to perform using this setup very well.

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https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/members/41368-zelda_n64/albums/7016-1920-...l-conastigmat/

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Most of these old folders use 616 roll film. The 'autographic' refers to a window you can open on the back of the camera and use a stylus to write a short note directly on the negative. It damages the emulsion so the note appears in the print - it is pretty common to see such notes on many old B&W prints.

I have 3 similar folding roll film cameras that when I last checked, were all still in operational condition. The item that usually goes first is the bellows. The folds crack and light leaks occur. I was just getting comfortable with how to take best advantage of these cameras, versus a 35mm SLR when 616 roll film ceased production. Had I saved extra 616 spools, there is a chance I might have been able to get by with re-rolling 120 or 220 film onto these spools.

I am following this thread with more than a little interest, but as pointed out, I have a big concern the crop factor will all but destroy the elegance of the original image style.
Yeah you could say destroy the elegance but I like the word exagerate
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That looks strangely familiar!

(This was my prototype adapter - the final setup looks just like yours.)






The optic on mine is a Bausch and Lomb Rapid Rectilinear with about a 6" focal length. The markings on the shutter are in Uniform System (U.S.) stops, so wide open (U.S.4) is actually f/8.
Wow didn't know this was as common as it is, we should start a club in the lens club section. great minds think alike I suppose

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