Kodak Duex

Kodak Duex

The 27 page (!) instruction booklet says the camera accepts 620 film. I trimmed down a 120 spool and got 16 images per roll. Very Kodak Bullet-like, in that it has a helical-telescoping front. (Them’s fancy words for – the front screws out.) If you forget...
Brownie Hawkeye

Brownie Hawkeye

My mom had one of these. If you were born before 1970, your mom probably had one of these too: It sat on the floor in my older brother’s room. I remember picking it up and making the button click. Then I’d mess with both buttons and it wouldn’t click...
Ansco Panda Review

Ansco Panda Review

This dear, sweet camera resides in a spot close to my heart. Years ago, some friends of mine were having a discussion about online interest groups and how you can make a group for anything and folks will join. From this discussion the original Ansco Panda group was...
Imperial Debonair

Imperial Debonair

Olive drab Bakelite, inlayed with stylish graphics, this camera has Herbert George’s DNA all over it . With its little carrying strap sticking straight up out of its head, it grows on you. It takes twelve wide-angle-ish images on 620 film. The image area is...