Hawkeye Close-up Attachment

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Is there a way to sucessfully take closeups with a Hawkeye? Is the close-up attachment available anywhere? Is there an alternative

-- Ben (fiver25@hotmail.com), January 17, 2001


Last month I purchased a small lot, (6 total), of old, original Kodak Brownie camera manuals. I own a really nice Hawkeye Flash, and one of the manuals I purchased was for this camera. Inside the manual, it mentioned using Kodak series 13 close-up attachments with this model. A quick look on Ebay found a small lot of mint condition series 13 filters and a close-up lens. I made a bid, and won this lot as well.

I am hoping that I will be able to use these accessories with my Hawkeye. Although I am by no means an expert, I will certainly let you know what I find out when these items arrive. I am equally interested as you are on this subject, so hopefully one of the more knowlegeable collectors will make a few comments as well.

By the way, I have a respectable Kodak collection going right now, and I have recently aquired a beautiful mint set of Baby Brownies - an older Baby Brownie, and a Baby Brownie special. I am anxious to try both of these cameras out as soon as the weather gets a little better out here in Oregon.

Best wishes to you and to all of the Brownie collectors out there!


-- Ned Fenimore (nedfh@home.com), January 25, 2001.

Ben, I found a close-up attachment #13 at Goodwinphoto.com, for $1.95 (but the shipping cost was twice as much, go figure), and have used it a couple of times, for portraits. If you remember to tilt the camera upward slightly, to allow for parallax (whatever that means), and stand no closer to your subject than 3 feet, your pics will turn out great!

Good luck! Pete Lutz

-- Peter Lutz (mariner8378@hotmail.com), March 07, 2001.

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