I sometimes stroll up an old avenue in Mexico City, Alvaro Obregon, which has an antiques/arts street market at the weekends. And I often stop at stalls with old cameras there for sale. I’m tempted. My photography hobby really grew up in the digital age, and film is not something I ever played with. An old Kodak Reflex caught my attention last time, so I’ve investigated it’s history. It really is an old camera, circa 1940’s. I do wonder how much time and effort (and cash) it would cost me to buy it, get it working, if it isn’t already, and get shooting with it.
I’ve found a few very helpful pages on the web which do suggest that this project would be perfectly possible. There tips on how to use 120 film on a 620 camera, Ken Rockwell has some interesting input, B&H stock the film and there’s a PDF repair book available. I guess first things first though….go check the camera out again and see what sort of state it is in and what the asking price is. It would at least make a nice ornament if nothing else worked out!