35mm in a brownie

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can you use 35mm in a brownie? what is the best suggestion as far as film is concerned for the camera? tell me all there is to know. frenchrob23@hotmail.com.

-- robert august peterson (frenchrob23@hotmail.com), April 13, 2001


'Allo, frenchrob, OK, I'll set aside my Maurice "Chevrolet" accent to ask, is your Brownie a box camera or a folding camera? Is there some indication inside the camera or out that designates what type film (i.e., "620", "616", "Six-20", or "Six-16"?) it takes?

Believe me, it's important. If your camera says to load it with 620 film, you can still get film for it, 120 film, but you must respool it onto 620 spools or you won't be able to use it due to the size of the 120 spool. There are websites that will take you through this procedure step by step, Robert Monaghan's is one but I don't have his url (but if you go to Chris Eve's Kodak Collection Page from the Brownie Camera Page you can find it there, I think, and Chris has a version as well).

If your camera is a Brownie that takes 616 film, you are nearly out of luck, unless you want to pay upwards of $20 per roll from Film for Classics.

In any case, 35mm film won't work in a Brownie unless there's some really intricate and expensive way to do it that I don't know about. And there probably is, and I don't want to know.

-- Peter Lutz (mariner8378@hotmail.com), April 14, 2001.

cool experiment

hey, rob.

you could try cutting some 35 mm tranny in the dark and laying it across the plate, and blu tacking it at the top and bottom..

get it processed as a clip test so it will be cheap, and maybe you will have three positives to marvel at..three parts of the same scene, like a tryptich.

then you could either have them printed or make contacts out of them..very nice..i know people who make bookmarks for their friends out of old contact sheets..a bit crafty, but i just thought i would set your head going.

-- Rebecca Coghlan (one_evil_sista@start.com.au), June 05, 2001.

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