“G” is for Graphic

“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.
The Graphic 35. 1955-1957.
Graphic 35. The black buttons on either side of the lens are the focus.
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.
An early Speed Graphic. 1912-1927.
Lens of the early Speed Graphic.
Lens of the early Speed Graphic.
The Anniversary Speed Graphic. 1940-1947
The Anniversary Speed Graphic. 1940-1947
The Pacemaker Speed Graphic. 1947-1968
The Pacemaker Speed Graphic. 1947-1968
Lenses of the Pacemaker (left) and the Anniversary (right) Speed Graphics, removed from the cameras.
Lenses of the Pacemaker (left) and the Anniversary (right) Speed Graphics, removed from the cameras.

 

Reference: 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.

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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