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    Brownie hawkeye flash adapter...

    Somewhere I remember seeing a Web page that had a DIY flash adapter. Does anyone know the link?

    Or has anyone built an adapter for a Brownie Hawkeye? I'd like to try and hook up a radio trigger to fire cheap hot shoe flashes off camera.

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    Yes! !! Thank you!!!

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    Let us know how it works out

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    wow

    Adding strobe capability is a great project but I think I will stick to flashbulbs. But I agree how sharp these old box cameras can be. I have negatives and prints from my original camera. a Brownie Reflex (circ 1949) and am amazed how sharp they are.

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    I flipped the lens in one of my three. It's my favorite one to use.

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    You might also consider this adapter. I bought one and found it to work well on my Duaflex III. Checking just now I find that it will fit the Brownie Hawkeye Flash as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denverdad View Post
    You might also consider this adapter. I bought one and found it to work well on my Duaflex III. Checking just now I find that it will fit the Brownie Hawkeye Flash as well.
    Awesome!!!! Just bought one. I'm sure the materials to build my own who have cost just the same or more.

    The lingering question is if it will send a signal to the simple radio trigger, and sync with the camera??

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    It works!!! It works!!!! Now to put some film in the hawkeye and see how good it syncs.

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    Christopher, the nice thing with electronic flash and its ability to "freeze" action is that there is an easy way to test sync without having to use up a roll of film. Just take off the back, aim at a wall, and then watch through the lens as you release the shutter. If it is properly synced you will see a bright circular flash of light. If the sync is off you will see the shutter paddle partly obstructing the aperture, or possibly even completely obstructing it (so no light is seen at all) if the sync is WAY off. If you have to, you can disassemble the camera and fine tune the shutter mechanism to get the sync right.

    Just don't be too close to the wall if you do this - the reflection is VERY bright!

    Good luck!



 

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