Kodak Junior Six-20 Series II

I recently acquired an old  Kodak Junior Six-20 Series II film camera of ebay.  Troubled with the problem of figuring a way to shoot some film on it (since 620 film is no longer made),  I found a video online showing the technique of rolling 120 film onto a 620 spool.  I decide not to go this route because although 120 film is currently manufactured, it is very expensive to both buy and process.  Still, this video got me thinking, and I decide to wind a roll of 35mm film onto the 620 core.  620 is a bit wider than the 35mm film, so the result of an exposure is a wide aspect ratio with a unique cinematic feel.  I had to tape the 35mm film to the 620 backing guide so that I could properly advance the film through the camera without double exposing a frame.  To do this it required I completely remove the 35mm film from its role, thus leaving me with the dilemma of how to develop the exposed film since photo labs require 35mm film in its container to properly run it through their machines.  I had already developed film with instant coffee before, and since I have not yet purchased the necessary darkroom chemicals for developing film, I decided to go this rout and develop with instant coffee.  It would have bee nice to develop the film properly to get a better quality image, but being that I am on a budget, I am happy with the results I got for the price of a cup of coffee.  The pictures turned out pretty good when I consider most of it was complete guess work.   The 35mm film was not the complete width of the 620, and I had to guess on the framing.  The camera had only one shutter speed, and I put it on the most wide aperture, and hoped that would give me enough light for an exposure on the ISO 800 film.  Sometimes cafenol development can be a gamble, but I had developed this same film type before and was fairly certain some exposure would be visible, and this time I actually had a developing tank to make things a little easier.

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My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

My beautiful picture

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