Welcome Susan, it's nice to know there are other addicts out there. First it's the 6x4.5 neg; then the 6x6; pretty soon you find even 6x9 is not enough and you start looking at the 4x5's -- sounds like you're on the edge......
To be honest, I'd LOVE to have a camera that accepts 11x14. (My husband really thinks I'm insane. :whistling:)
It is sure a neat camera none the less!
Hi Jeff! Thanks! I LOVE that old Brownie! Thanks to Matt up there in the comments, he tossed me a great link so that I can mod her to take film more easily. :) *does happy dance*
Today, I took out my mom's little Brownie Holiday that she let me borrow. Now I just have to order a larger canister to develop the film and I *think* I've figured out a way to scan the negatives since my scanner doesn't accept anything other than 35mm. (I'm thinking light box and then using my digital to take a photo of the negative.)
I think for the larger format stuff will just be a box...a big box. :D
Oh, I also have a serious addiction to buying old cameras just to see if they work. Right now, I'm trying to find someone willing to fix my 35mm Kowa because it has some totally hot 'n sexy glass on it.
Congratulations on catching the camera bug. But be careful.
What happened was I bought this http://elekm.net/pages/images/bessa-r150.jpg, which led to this http://elekm.net/pages/images/Voigtlander_Vito_B.jpg, which led me to buy this http://elekm.net/pages/images/retinaiiic.jpg and then this http://elekm.net/pages/images/Agfa_Isolette_III.jpg and eventually grew to this:
http://pages.prodigy.net/mm-elek/cam...abinet_800.jpg ... and more.
I'm drooling Mike. I was checking out some medium format cameras and decided that no matter HOW much I save, it ain't just happening right now. lol! But I have a growing collection. I have my favorites, though. My Pentax, my Helioflex (which I need to fix - AGAIN - stupid panoramic switch came loose!), a Kowa that is in need of repair, and the two Brownies in my possession (old Mode 2a and my mom's Holiday).
I'll figure out a way to rig some film into the Brownie, though. And yeah, that's what I'll end up with myself - if I'm lucky enough.
i have a brownie that take 116 film as well.
you can easily tape some paper in the camera instead of film
or if you can find a 2nd spool, you can roll paper onto the spools instead.
i am currently doing that with a 3a, and it is easy .. just use masking tape :)
rate your paper at around 6 or 12 ..
my brownie has 3 "fstops" .. i haven't figured out what they are ( maybe 8. 11, 16? ) but expose your paper at around 1 second wide open for starters to get an idea :)
I have one of those Brownie cameras for 116 film too.
There is a manual here: http://www.brownie-camera.com/manual...no2ab/06.shtml
It tells us which stop to use in varying lighting conditions but doesn't say what the actual numbers are!