Vintage Tuesday: Kodak Dualflex

Kodak Dualflex II : Through the Viewfinder

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Dualflex II is a 620 film pseudo TLR, which has a large viewfinder at the top so you can easy take photos using a digital camera (or even your phone) of the viewfinder yet get the uniqueness of the Kodak lens

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These shots were taken with my Nikon DSLR camera, while having the Dualflex on a tripod.

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This is great because the Dualfex is is 60 year old camera and happens to use 620 film no longer made by any company. There is a way to use film with this camera though, 620 is actually the same size as 120mm film however the spools are a different size. So if you’ve bought one of these camera or want to (or any 620 film camera) you actually can make your own 620 film if you have 2 spools and 120 film…you can also buy expensive ‘620’ film from some online stores but all that means is they’ve done the work for you.  I have two cameras that use this type of film, and actually manged to get 3 spools  in total so I plan on converting 120 film and using the camera soon!

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And some behind the scenes shots of the Kodak Dualflex II.
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4 Responses to Vintage Tuesday: Kodak Dualflex

  1. Jarno

    Hi!
    Glad I found this nice blog of yours! I have to read it carefully – I also love vintage cameras.
    However, you can make a 120 roll film to fit in 620 camera without respooling. Just cut the spool edges. Instructions found for example here: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/178618-how-to-modify-120-film-for-a-620-film-camera

    • Citizen Erased

      I’ve tried this before and it doesn’t work for me at all – I find respooling it to be much easier.

      • Jarno

        Really? In fact many 620-cameras do take 120-films just like that. For example the day before yesterday I shooted a kodak brownie with 120.

        • Citizen Erased

          Haven’t run into any of those yet, hope I do though. That’d be so much handier than converting the film.

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