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    Quote Originally Posted by brofkand View Post
    ..... and buying a box camera that can use 120 film outright. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
    It may be far too sophisticated for you, but I suggest you consider a Type 1 Rolleicord. I have an Art Deco version, and it is a delight to use. The lens [if shaded from the sun] is amazing. They go for less than $100 on eBay. The Art Deco version is especially easy to work on - no leatherette to remove to pull the whole front off the camera. It may need a new mirror, which can be had for $70 + postage from Bill Maxwell.

    With a Maxwell screen: remarkably bright for focusing. If you end up with one that has a tarnished mirror [very likely] you could do without [a new mirror] by using the sports viewfinder and estimating focus. There is a good depth of field table on the Art Deco's back. I'm not sure how that is handled on the Rolleicord 1 Model 2.

    The 75-yr.-old shutter is very quiet and smooth.

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    http://www.rolleiclub.com/cameras/tl...lleicord.shtml

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    I don't think a Rollei is going to give a similar effect to a holga...
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    Dug up a picture taken with my Shur-Shot. This is what happens when you walk around with a box camera, someone asks you what kind of camera that is, and they click the shutter by accident. Oh well, it turned out alright!
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    The Dacora Digna is a 6x6 120 camera with a very simple lens/shutter that is generally to be found for $20 or less. I've had one for a few years but have not yet run a roll through it to see just how bad it might be.

    http://www.merrillphoto.com/DecoraDigna.htm
    Benno Jones
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