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Fun with Medium Format FILM Images!

GeorgeBo

Well-known member
127 format film counts right? ;)

I received a Vest Pocket Autographic Kodak from the founder of our local photo club. The camera belonged to his father in WWI. It had not been shot in probably 80 years. I was able to get the shutter working again (both speeds 1/25 and 1/50) and shot a test roll at DuPont State Forest in North Carolina. Below are a couple of the shots. They show some light leaks from the bellows and I have since had a replacement set made. So it should be good to go for another 107 years.

Shot on RERA Pan 400 and developed in DF96 Monobath.

George



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Little River - DuPont State Forest



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Triple Falls - DuPont State Forest
 

JeRuFo

Active member
Gotta love a good folder. Amazing that it still works this well. A little light leak is to be expected.
Is that a problem with film tension on the first one? I have had that with some cameras. I had almost mastered the art of advancing the film right before an exposure instead of after, but I haven't shot roll film in years now, so I would probably end up with a few interesting double exposures.
 

GeorgeBo

Well-known member
Gotta love a good folder. Amazing that it still works this well. A little light leak is to be expected.
Is that a problem with film tension on the first one? I have had that with some cameras. I had almost mastered the art of advancing the film right before an exposure instead of after, but I haven't shot roll film in years now, so I would probably end up with a few interesting double exposures.
I patched the bellows as best as I could but they were beyond the point of help. By the end of the short roll there were dozens of leaks. But new bellows in place now and ready to go.

Re: the film tension. That is what I am thinking it was. I like your tip of waiting until the next exposure to advance the film. Will give that a try next roll. I have a project to shoot all the water falls/features in DuPont Forest with that camera. Will be back there July 4th week and hoping to get another roll in.
 
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