Sunday, July 16, 2006

Kodak Brownie Holiday Camera

One more 127 camera to talk about...the Kodak Brownie Holiday Camera. This camera was produced from 1953 to 1962 and cost about $5.


It sports a fixed focus lens and takes eight pictures, sized of 1-5/8 by 2-1/2 inches. Not much else to be said about the camera! Pretty basic point and shoot. No controls other than clicking the shutter. I've only run one roll through, Rex, expired April 1965. These are a few shots not posted on flickr.



A nice, crapped up shot here.


Even though I haven't used the camera much, I like what it does so far. It is small and has a nice frame size. The shutter sounds slow on mine, but the pictures seem sharp, as much as I can tell with all the grain from the expired film. When I get some new 127, I plan on taking it out again!

5 comments:

  1. Anonymous12:50 AM

    I do not know anything about cameras, let alone vintage cameras! But i just found this brownie holiday camera at a thrift store...where can i get film for it and what kind do i use!? thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  2. It used 127 film, and as far as I know, online is the only place to get it! freestylephoto.biz is where I usually go.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Anonymous3:12 PM

    This site sold me unexpired black and white film that was pretty good quality. I'd suggest it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous3:13 PM

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/

    ReplyDelete
  5. Picked one of these up, in fantastic condition, at my local Goodwill. It is the older version that has the glass Kodet lens. Can't wait to burn some 127 and do some lomo type photography. Nice little camera! My 1st Arthur Crapsey designed Kodak.

    A

    ReplyDelete