Kodak Six-16 Brownie
|Produced||:||1933 - 1941|
|Image Size||:||2½ x 4¼ in|
|Lens Type||:||Diway with close-up|
|Focus Type||:||Fixed + Portrait setting|
|Focus Range||:||10ft to inf|
|Shutter Speeds||:||T,I(1/50 sec)|
|Size (w x h x d)||:||90 x 138 x 141 mm|
Art Deco Credentials
Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
- Produced after the main Art Deco period;
- Geometric Art Deco front panel;
- Chrome finder surrounds
- Chrome winder, and strap posts;
- Octagonal winder bezel
- Symmetrical face.
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