As an early foray into film photography, the Kodak 66 Model iii was a steep learning curve. No light meter, no way of measuring distance and a sequence of buttons and levers than need to be pressed and set to be able to capture your first frame. After ten years of using this camera, I still forget a step each time I pick it up again.
Kodak 66 model III
Folders like the Kodak 66, which dates from the mid 1950’s, are excellent examples of how compact and useable the 6×6 format can be in spite of the film’s size. I had wanted to try folders for a while and managed to pick up a couple of examples (a model II and a model III) on eBay for around £20-25 each (complete with cases). Both were in great shape for their ages. I was slightly surprised to find, though, that they had foam light seals which had perished, but these were easily and quickly replaced.