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Kodak HD power flash single use Camera review

Check out the latest film camera review, this time it's the swell Kodak HD power flash model.  True artists will appreciate this little marvel far more than any digital delight, as it produces an original image that you can hold in your hand and of course cherish for a lifetime!!

All things considered, it's a fun camera, and takes decent snaps, see the full size samples inside the review.

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Where there’s fun, there’s a snapshot…

So says the box of the iconic Crapsey designed Kodak Brownie Hawkeye.  I reviewed this camera about 8 years ago on the old site, and it still gets quite a few reads after all these years.  The little Hawkeyes are  a lot of fun, and very simple to use; look through the viewfinder, and press the shutter button!!  Go to the review to see how to get the best out of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye.  I've also covered how to take them apart for cleaning and fixing any problems; this is about as simple as a camera gets. They're pretty inexpensive on ebay; get one for about $5-15 plus shipping.

Although not really a 're-post' to this site, I did freshen it up by formatting the article properly, adding a couple more large images, making some corrections based on additional use, and added some links for the camera, and 620 film, which is making a comeback!

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Updated Fuji GSW690III reveiw

I've updated the Fuji GSW690III 65mm F/5.6 review to reflect more thorough use and additional knowledge, which includes correcting a few minor errors.  I've also added a couple of pictures and made direct links to full size images.  With the right film, this camera will easily out resolve any current Sony camera, or Nikon and Canon for that matter, So if you're looking for a lot of resolution and have a good solid grasp of film use, these Fuji models are the ones to get.

There are two basic models, one with a 65mm F/5.6 lens, the other has a 90mm F/3.5. The 65mm is wide angle in 6x9 format, it covers about the same as a 28mm in 135 format (or 35mm camera), the 90mm is a more 'normal' lens, covering about 41mm in 135 format.

Check out the full review; oddly, it's the most popular page on the site, that's why I've updated it!

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Cleaning Instructions and Owners Manual

Check the first page out if you were linked here from another site, it’s a general overview of the Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, with specifications, product shots, original accessories, film issues, loading film, shooting tips and sample shots, with two full sized scans so you can check out the real capabilities of this camera.

 

The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye is capable …

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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye Flash Model Review

Introduction.

“Where there’s fun, there’s a snapshot.” The Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera was very popular back in the 1950s, and sold like hot-cakes for over a decade.  They were cheap, easy to use, and produced sharp 3½ x 3½ prints from about 10′ to infinity with the non-focusing, internal meniscus lens.  Baby Boomers and even younger people are getting acquainted …

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