“G” is for Graphic: The Graphic 35 from Graflex
The Speed Graphic from Graflex is a camera that recalls the past. This was a common press camera, that took images on large plates.
Of course “Speed Graphic” begins with an ‘s,’ so it shouldn’t go under ‘g.’ However, we do have a Graphic 35. This is a coupled rangefinder camera for 35mm film.
The Graphic 35. 1955-1957.
Graphic 35. The black buttons on either side of the lens are the focus.
Because I mentioned the Speed Graphic…
An early Speed Graphic. 1912-1927.
Lens of the early Speed Graphic.
The Anniversary Speed Graphic. 1940-1947
The Pacemaker Speed Graphic. 1947-1968
Lenses of the Pacemaker (left) and the Anniversary (right) Speed Graphics, removed from the cameras.
McKeown’s Price Guide to Antique and Classic Cameras, 12th edition, ISBN 0-931838-40-1
The other cameras featured in this A to Z Challenge are
linked on this page.
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Such neat images. I love seeing what older cameras looked like. So amazing the changes that have been made and yet how much the same.
Happy A to Z-ing!
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Fabulous. I would like to see the kinds of pictures the speed graphic took.
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