Six-20 "kodak" Mod C
|Body Type||:||Folding Bed|
|Bellows Deployment||:||Self Erecting|
|ImageSize||:||2¼ x 3¼ in|
|No. of Images||:||8|
|Lens Type||:||Kodak Anastigmat|
|Focal Range||:||3.5ft - inf.|
|Aperture||:||f/6.3 - f/32|
|Shutter Speeds||:||T,B,1/25,1/50,1/100 sec|
|Size Closed (w x h x d)||:||90 x 155 x 37 mm|
|Size Open (w x h x d)||:||90 x 155 x 124 mm|
Art Deco Credentials
Iconic: Famous, well-known and celebrated
- Produced during the main Art Deco period.
- Octagonal design on face plate.
- Chrome struts.
- Angled ends to body.
- Enamelled side panels with nickel lines.
- Raised diamond and octagonal motifs
- Pig-grained leatherette
- Octagonal film winder
- Chrome and black enamel finder
The Six-20 Kodak was introduced in 1932 but from 1933 it was redesigned to become the model C. It has angled ends to the body which is covered with pig-grained leatherette. It has brilliant finders as well as a folding frame finder. It features black enamelled side panels with nickel lines. The shutter plate is round but has an octagonal chrome and black enamel deco pattern. It has a swiveling red window cover. The struts are quite plain compared to its predecessor.
It supported various combinations of lens and shutter. These included Kodak Anastigmat f/6.3 and f/4.5 coupled with O.P.S., O.V., Compur S, and Compur Rapid shutters. It was discontinued in 1937.
How to Use
This camera takes 620 film which is still available from selected photographic outlets. Although the actual film is the same as 120 film, the spools are different. The 620 spools are slightly shorter and have a smaller diameter. Do not use 120 film in this camera because it will jam and may snap. It is possible to cut down a spool of 120 film to fit or to re-spool some 120 film onto 620 spools in a darkroom or changing bag.
If you are concerned about the exposure settings for this camera then don't worry. Simply use either the 'Sunny 16' rule or the more simple 'Outdoor 8' rule. Film is so forgiving.
Photographs taken with this camera
The film used was re-spooled Fuji Acros. The lesson here is that I should have used a tripod for low shutter speeds.