I'm Roger Bradbury, I live in Milton Keynes. My first camera was a Diana, and for a while as a teenager I carried an early Dacora Dignette everywhere. My first SLR was the good ol' Zenith B, with 58 f/2. I'm 59.
I have a couple of Brownies, an XA2, a Rex 6x9 with an f/7.7 lens, and an Ilford Sportsman. I have plans to adapt the Brownies for modern film speeds, but I've used the Rex and the XA2.
I've also got a couple of Pentax DSLRs and some of my lenses are MF. The K20d is adapted a bit for easier MF use and for improved controlment.
I have a few questions to ask you folks, so here I am.
Welcome Roger! My first SLR was a Zenit B also, fitted with the Helios 44. I still got it. Bought at the East-West-Agencies in Utrecht, The Netherlands, and loaded with ORWO (East German) film inside... Hans
Mickey One Brownie is a 1917 No.2, so it's a simple matter of altering the shutter speed by blocking off a bit of the hole in the blade. There's already a choice of three apertures. The other one is a Six-20 Model E, but I think that by altering the bits that go into the spool ends and a spacer at the take-up end, it can be made to use 120 film. The Model E doesn't have a choice of apertures but there's a yellow filter to give a one stop variation. I can do the same trick with the shutter.
Hans I used to use Orwo's 50ASA slide film in the Zenith, UT18 I think it was called. I liked the warm and contrasty results.