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old_n_vintage_camera The Kodak Instamatic 500 (Type 048) is likely the most substantial 126 film camera made, certainly the best that I have seen. The body is made of two cast metal pieces fitted seamlessly and weighs in at 15 ounces without film. Made in Germany, it has a Compur shutter 1/30 to 1/500 plus bulb, a Schneider Xenarthra f2.8, 38mm four element glass lens that stops down to f22. It has a Gossen selenium match needle meter visible in the view finder that includes +/- exposure compensation. Although it lacks a rangefinder, the detentes for scenery, group, and head shot in the focus control, would give successful results with the lens stopped down. With the lens retracted the camera is only 2 inches thick, 4 7/8 long and 2 5/8 tall. It has a fully recessed hot shoe as well as a PC connector on the front. It was originally intended for the European market when it was released in 1963 but was brought to the US in 1964. Last shipments were ein 1966. #vintagecamera #vintagekodak #filmcamera #instamatic #126film #oldcamera #oldkodak #gossen #compur #germany #kodak 5h
  •   yarglags It looks like they took their cameras seriously back then. The instamatic I have from the 70s is very cheap and tacky. 5h
  •   upsidewalkdown Whoa - nice! 5h
  •   flowerpotman5 Interesting account of this unusual camera : ) 4h
  •   comradequiche Wow, I'm not very familiar with 126 but the 3-4 I do have are all cheapo plastic 4h
  •   pic.baron cool 4h
  •   tjfocus2005 Found one awhile back at a swap meet; I never buy old Instamatics/Brownies but this was too cool to pass up. Sits next to my Ikon Instamatic SLR now, so sad film for them is gone 3h
  •   dizzymissjames_ I love your collection! 3h
  •   old_n_vintage_camera @tjfocus2005 I believe you can get 126 (Instamatic) film from Blue Moon Camera 28min

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old_n_vintage_camera Starting on the upper left is the Brownie Hawkeyes Flash, introduced September 1950, then the Kodak Duaflex II, June 1950, lower right is the Kodak Tourist, May 1951, and finally the Kodak Pony 135, March 1950. The first two cameras are 2 1/4 square on 620 film, the Tourist is 2 1/4 by 3 1/4 on 620, and the Pony is 35mm. #vintagecamera #oldcamera #oldkodak #brownie #kodak #filmcamera #cameracollector #cameracollection #vintagead 6d

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ahlhia I miss to use this camera! #oldkodak#candy 7d

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shannonlouisewitts My new baby. Can't wait to take a picture on it as soon as I get film. 1w

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old_n_vintage_camera One of Kodak's pairings in this mid '50s advertisement is the Pony 135 camera and the Kodaslide Merit projector. At $29.75 the Pony was down $5 from its introductory price, but the two product together would be over $450 in today's money. #vintagecamera #antiquecamera #kodak #oldkodak #vintagekodak #vintagead 1w
  •   johnny_benson_84 The merit looks Like darth vaders toaster 1w
  •   bobblumenthal Very cool that you have not only the gear but the ad !! Will have to pair some of my gear with ads in the future, thanks ! 1w
  •   xn28urlife I almost got one of those this last weekend 1w

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tess___mess Someone once asked me
What it felt like to love you.
They may as well have asked me
To describe the taste of water.
So, in turn,
I asked them to imagine
Living in the absence of it.
You can get by without it
For about a day or so.
But eventually,
The body will begin
To whither away.
And so, the idea
Of living without water
Is the equivalent
Of not loving you --
Impossible.
#oldkodak #antiquing #lovingyou #redhair
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old_n_vintage_camera The first output from Dr. August Nagel's Stuttgart, Germany company after it was acquired by Eastman Kodak was the Retina I (Type 117) in 1934. This camera introduced what is now the standard 35mm daylight loading film magazine. This is my newly acquired (from @elarathemoon) Retina I (Type 148) from 1939, manufactured for just that one year. A US made Ektar f:3.5 50mm lens is mounted on a Compur-Rapid shutter that stops down to f16 and provides speeds from 1/500 to 1 second plus bulb. When opened the lens/shutter assembly moves out approximately one inch on bellows. #vintagecamera #oldcamera #antiquecamera #oldkodak #filmcamera #retina #35mm #oldschool 4w

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old_n_vintage_camera The majority of Kodak Instamatic cameras were lightweight and plastic, the 804 was far different. The heavy metal frame contained features that are not automatically associated with 126 cartridge cameras: coupled rangefinder, auto exposure with shutter priority (B, 60, 125, 250), a 38mm f/2.8 lens. Film advance was automatic after each exposure with a clockwork drive wound with a pull out tab attach to what looks like an unmarked measuring tape. The flash was a top mounted cube with no other options. The camera was available 1965-1970. The unique hard case is worth of a video of its own. 2mon

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old_n_vintage_camera The Kodak Duaflex II is a pseudo TLR introduced in 1950 as an update (hood over the reflex view finder) of the first Duaflex introduced in 1947. Focusing, from 3.5 to infinity was achieved with a scale (in feet) on the lens behind the focusing ring. The Duaflex line incorporated double exposure protection by coupling film advance with shutter release. The f/8 lens stops down to f/16. #vintagecamera #oldcamera #antiquecamera #retrocamera #classiccamera #analogcamera #filmcamera #cameracollection #cameracollector #cameraporn #filmisnotdead #kodak #oldkodak #vintagekodak #antiquekodak 2mon

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old_n_vintage_camera Vintage Brownie Cameras
#flipagram made with @flipagram
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  •   adambodenphotography I have a Hawkeye and a Starmite II, but I don't know what film to use as they both use old & outdated formats. 2mon
  •   old_n_vintage_camera @adambodenphotography The Hawkeye is designed for 620 which is exactly the same size as 120, but on a spool with a smaller diameter shaft and smaller flanges, Kodak developed this spool so as to make cameras smaller. Last time I checked @bluemooncamera offers 120 film respooled onto 620 spools or 120 film on altered spools. If I remember correctly the Starmite takes 127 film. This is a bigger challenge. 2mon
  •   adambodenphotography Ah, I see! It sounds like it will be possible, but somewhat expensive if I want to continue to buy the re-spooled rolls. I'm guessing I can't re-spool them myself because of the paper backing. I appreciate the detailed response! You're a great source for information 2mon
  •   bluemooncamera @old_n_vintage_camera @adambodenphotography Correct about 620. We do carry it, and it is only a couple dollars more expensive than its 120 counterpart. In terms of 127 we carry that too! Both in color and b&w. 2mon
  •   adambodenphotography @bluemooncamera I'll keep that in mind! It would be worth it to be able to try out those cameras. I got them as gifts, and haven't been able to use them yet. Thank you both! 2mon
  •   bluemooncamera @adambodenphotography Agreed, it would be fun to get at least one roll through each of them. If you have further specific questions about either camera, film for them, how to load/use either one don't hesitate to write, call or smoke signal us. 2mon
  •   adambodenphotography @bluemooncamera Much appreciated! I'll keep my smoke signal standing by 2mon
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pawsnaffect Today's impulse but. Oh dear. I think I'm about to become a collector.... #impulsebuy #oldkodak #collector 3mon

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