Kodak Duaflex

I’ve been very fortunate in that people like to gift me vintage cameras.  I don’t know if it’s just a find in their garages or attics and rather than toss it in the trash bin, they would like to find it a home – they know me well enough to know how much I will treasure it – or perhaps there is some other reason that I am not privy to – but no matter the reason they give me this precious gift, I am always beyond grateful and always touched deeply at their kindness and generosity.

I wonder and wish I could know what lives those cameras have had before me. Where have they been, who has held them, what have they seen.  I imagine all kinds of stories of mystery and passion, and crazy beautiful landscapes that I may never see and events long since passed; perhaps even some that were written about in books or poems or songs. There is indeed magic in something that personal and something that old. I can feel it every time I hold one of those beautiful cameras in my own hands.

A couple of years ago, I was gifted a lovely old Kodak Duaflex.  I’ve only used it once and I’m sad about that.  I am promising myself to take it out again for a day very soon. The pictures below are from that one shoot.

Nita McGrew Photography

Nita McGrew Photography

Nita McGrew Photography

4 thoughts on “Kodak Duaflex

  1. Nita, these are beautiful. I actually have one of these cameras and have never used it. It sits on a shelf with several other vintage cameras I have. You have inspired me to get it out and give it a try!
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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    • Thank you, Lisa! Shooting film is always so much fun for me. My Duaflex takes 160mm film which isn’t available anywhere locally, so I just used 120mm and shaved it down a bit on either end to force fit it. No problem. I hope you do take yours out for a day, I would love to see the photos.


  2. These images have such a beautiful dreamy look to them. It’s been years since I shot film…thinking I may give it a go. Thanks for the inspiration!


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