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Kodak Brownie Hawkeye

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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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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