Through The Old Viewfinder

On my trip through my feed reader this morning I ran across a post by Jason Kottke talking about how he recently picked up a Kodak Duaflex II camera in hopes of taking some digital shots through the lenses of the old camera.

It just so happens I had sitting on my shelf as decoration (has a few cracks and dings that prevented me from trying to use it for its intended purposes) a Duaflex III. 4 minutes with the cardboard insert from an Amazon shipment for the sides of the hood and the last bits of a roll of gaffers tape and I have my own TTV ‘contraption’.

Duaflex III with attached cardboard hood

Operation is a bit awkward given I’m not using an SLR, but a smaller Nikon 995, and I need to spend some time looking for the right focus and zoom settings to get the best results, but it shows promise. Here’s one of my first test shots (no out of camera processing):

Some Flowers, how typical

I only had the time to give it a try and see if I can focus it and if I’ve cut off any glare (pretty good). Hopefully I’ll have some time this week to take it out for some real use.

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