Oh no! Not another format!!


My wife is bringing me home a kodak brownie reflex synchro model from an estate she’s clearing out. I’ve done some research and film is available and my local lab will process both colour and B + W. Now just to decide if I should take the step and film test this puppy.

written by fartstorm on 2013-09-05


  1. alienmeatsack
    alienmeatsack ·

    I think it's not really a question of if you should film test it, but instead more of a question of how many rolls of film and what kind should you take when you go out to play with it. :D

  2. fartstorm
    fartstorm ·

    @alienmeatsack Indeed! The shutter fires and bulb mode works. Even came with one empty reel.

  3. alienmeatsack
    alienmeatsack ·

    I don't know about where you live, but here, if you are handed a camera, you clean it up, load in film and take it out for a test drive. It's a law I am pretty sure of it. :D Since that model is a 127 and has a takeup spool, you should be able to put some 35mm in it in a changing bag (on the spool minus the cassette), tape up the counter window in back and shoot it.
    If you are feeling more adventurous, you could get yourself a second 127 spool and use the paper from a used roll of 120 down down to width to protect and reroll some 35mm to try in it.

    Sounds like a challenge that should be accepted. :D

  4. fartstorm
    fartstorm ·

    @alienmeatsack Thanks for responding! I tooks the easy way out for now and found some fresh rolls online. I plan to keep the backing papers and reels for possibly using a modified cigar cutter (video demos online) to cut down some 120. The films are on their way. Where's that teleporter when you need it?