Kodak Duraflex IV exposure settings

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    i've just picked up some 620 film for my grandfather's old Duraflex IV.

    The lens offers f/8, f/11, and f/16.

    Any sense on the shutter speeds?
     
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    Hey Paul - I have a Kodak Duaflex II and I love it. I keep with the sunny 16 rule, and that seems to work out with me. In fact, I don't have a light meter (I know!) so I generally do all my shutter speeds in my head according to the light.

    You also don't actually need 620 film - just respool some 120 onto those lovely metal spools and it'll fit perfectly.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    Thanks for the thoughts! I needed to get the film in order to have some spools!

    Sunny 16 sounds good, except that I don't know how fast the shutter is -- maybe I'm just missing something.

    Glad to hear you love your duraflex! I'm really looking forward to playing with mine.
     
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    How do you use the "sunny" 16 rule in British Columbia? :wink:

    (Still waiting for the sun in Seattle)

    Doug
     
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    Many of the one-speed Kodaks had a shutter speed of about 1/30, I believe. That should be a Duaflex -- no "r" in the name as far as I know.
     
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    Ah, right you are.
     

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    Oh sorry Paul - I had replied before I finished my coffee that morning :wink:. Yes, the kodak cameras are generally around 1/30.

    Dug - it's sunny here! Well, sunny then cloudy then sunny then cloudy... you get the picture. We get a bit more sun in the Kootenays than on the coast :wink:.