Converting a Kodak 2C Autographic Jr Into a 120 Panoramic Camera

Here’s the back of the camera with the 130 spool at the take up side.

Cut some foam and stuff it in the feeding side. Load the camera up with a roll of plain backing paper.  Now, position the paper where you want the middle to be, and mark it with a pencil.

Using self adhesive plastic or foam, (whatever the hell you call it, It’s made for underneath appliances) use the strips as a film guide.
Glue them to where you marked with the pencil / the edge of the paper.

It worked! The whole roll went through without missing a beat, must unload in a dark-bag or darkroom.

           New Specification:

  • Kodak 2C Autographic 120 Panoramic Camera
  • Film format: 120
  • Image Area: 6 x 12.4cm
  • Images per roll of 120: 5
  • Kodak Anastigmat f7.7 152mm
  • Focus: 6 ft – infinity
  • f7.7 – f45
  • B / 25 / 50 / 100/ T
  • Rotating View finder

            Loading:

  • Line up the start line to the right edge of the frame.
  • Turn 17 half-turns and you will be at frame one.
  • 6 half-turns to the next frame.

             Possible Future Improvement:

  • 1.)Mask the unused opening.
  • 2.) Install light seals all the way around
  • 3.) Pressure Plate
  • 4.) Fabricate a dedicated 120 take up spool.

Best of all, you did not destroy his historical camera, everything you put in can come right out!

Blog Entry For The Test Shots

Developing The Original 130 Film For This Camera

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7 thoughts on “Converting a Kodak 2C Autographic Jr Into a 120 Panoramic Camera

  1. Thanks for posting this! I am visiting my folks in NC and found a working, very good condition, 2C at an antique shop today. I wasn’t sure i’d be able to use it, but had to get it anyway just because.. Now i’m excited to try to use it when I get back home.

    • Not a problem, make sure you let me know how that works out for you. Myself I’m contemplating adding a simple pressure plate made of foam and thin cardboard. But yes, go try it out and have fun!

      Thanks for stopping by.

  2. I was just given one of these as a gift mainly as a “collectors/display” item, and while it was a very thoughtful gift, I am even more excited to see that it may even be possible actually use this camera1 I am very excited; especially since it may work for panorama shots too!! Thanks for sharing this!

    Chris Storey

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