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Kodak Six-16 Brownie


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Kodak Six-16 Brownie
Manufacturer: Kodak
Produced: 1933 - 1941
Classification:Medium Format
Body Type:Box
Film Type:616
Film Width:70mm
Image Size:2½ x 4¼ in
No. of Images:8
Lens Type:Diway with close-up
Focus Type:Fixed + Portrait setting
Focal Length:110mm
Focus Range:10ft to inf
Aperture Type :Multihole
Aperture :f/16, f/22
Shutter Type:Rotary
Shutter Speeds:T,I(1/50 sec)
Size (w x h x d):90 x 138 x 141 mm

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Portrait Lever

The Kodak Six-16 Brownie is a box-type camera from the 1930s. The facade has a strong symmetrical geometric pattern. The body is metal and covered in leatherette. It has two reflecting brilliant finders. It has a Diway lens meaning that it can do close-ups. There is a lever below the lens that retracts the front lens to take close-up portraits, reducing the focussing distance to between 5ft and 10ft.

How to Use

This camera takes uses 616 film which is not available anymore except as expired films. This means that the camera needs modification to take 120 film. Modification is fairly straight forward and will easily give 5 'panoramic' exposures producing 2¼ x 4¼ inch negatives. Check out my page on 'Conversion of a 616 camera to take 120 film'.

For exposure settings, follow the info given for the Kodak Six-20 Brownie Junior