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    Question Help With Inherited Century Model 46 No. 8 Cirkut Outfit

    Hello all

    My great uncle recently inherited the camera pictured in the attached images, it is a Century (Model 46) "No. 8 Cirkut Outfit." It belonged to his father, and he and his father used to use it. As far as he knows, it should be in working condition. I am a professional digital photographer with minimal experience in 35mm film and zero experience in larger formats. I am hoping someone here can help me learn anything about this camera and/or what possibilities there are to use it today.

    It is my understanding from initial research that the unique aspect of this camera was its spinning panorama ability. From what I understand after reading here and elsewhere, this special Cirkut panorama film is no longer readily available. But, I believe the camera can also be used without the Cirkut attachment to take standard photos. I am unsure if I just need a certain size film or what. I appreciate any help, thank you!

    -Brendan

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    Re: Help With Inherited Century Model 46 No. 8 Cirkut Outfit

    The roll back comes off, and there is a recess for a film holder... The ground glass frame might be in the kit, with wood frame + GG with springs that screw to camera back...

    I don't remember which, but I have (I think) a #8 body also, and mine will fit 6 1/2 x 8 1/2" Kodak holders, but info is online about them, but I'm not sure of my model right now...

    The next step is to extend the bellows, put a bright flashlight inside and examine (in a dark room) if you see any pinholes of light through them...

    Steve K

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    Re: Help With Inherited Century Model 46 No. 8 Cirkut Outfit

    In addition, the camera was also sold without the pano back, and was called an RB Cycle Graphic or Graflex, so something else to look for...

    Steve K

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