The Duaflex

Several years ago a high school friend sent me a package of vintage cameras that she wasn’t using anymore. It was a hugely kind gesture and they quickly were added to my already growing shelf of vintage cameras. Then life happened and I never got back to find film for any of them.

Until now.

Introducing, The Duaflex:

The Duaflex was manufactured by Kodak and this version was produced between 1954-1957. It a cute box camera that is about as easy to use as a point and shoot camera and that’s exactly what it was intended for. Kodak isn’t making the film for it anymore (620 film), so it took me a while to find a place that manufactures a replica of 620 film. And then it still sat on a shelf not using it because I was a little intimidated by the old levers and the backward viewfinder but now that I’ve gotten over the intimidation I realize that it’s a sweet, little, simple machine.

The other day I shot 12 shots in a test roll, and these are my favorites. These are all unedited images. The scratches, vignettes and the colors are all through the lens. I can’t wait to shoot another roll!

All photographs shot on Kodak Duaflex III / Ektar 100 film. Shot of the camera taken by iPhone.

3 Replies to “The Duaflex”

  1. Christine Scalera says:

    Beautiful. Absolutely beautiful.
    This makes me so happy! What character these photos have! I love it! Canโ€™t wait to see more. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thanks again ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve already ordered more rolls! I’m going to test the Argus and the Brownie, too. Thanks goodness for the internet for people that publish old camera manuals lol


  2. I just put my Moms Duaflex II to use yesterday at my grand-nieces bDay party. I also shot Ektar 100. I had some #5 bulbs and tried the flash but had some issues due to flash unit not fitting securely. I also had a second Duaflex with a cracked flash so this morning I savaged parts to make one good working unit. Seems to work now. Took one last frame with flash today so weโ€™ll see. Your favorite shots are wonderful!!

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