Brownie Hawkeye

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  1. nsurit

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    Has anyone used the Kodak close up lens on a Hawkeye that they have flipped the lens on? If so, does it focus at 42" ? Bill Barber
     
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    I have. There is a good amount of variation between HF models with regard to focal distance after the flip. Some remain hyperfocal, mine focuses @ around 4 ft, the #13 diopter approximately halves that. You can work out the details with the old scotch tape trick.
    HF flip + #13:

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    The old scotch tape trick? What is this? Bill Barber
     
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    Scotch magic tape (or anything else) across the film plane gives you ground glass focusing. Quick and easy focus test without burning film.
     
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    Oh! That is one of the reasons I continue to "stick" around here . . . good information. Wonder is a piece of velum might do the same thing, full frame? Perhaps I'll try that. Bill Barber
     
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    Velum will work or a piece of plexiglas that has a dull surface is good, too. I have a couple pieces of plaxiglas cut to fit different formats. I put scotch tape on them to give a ground glass effect. I just use a couple rubber bands around the camera to hold it in the film track.