not all serious cameras were compact!

Discussion in 'Film Cameras' started by docfox, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. docfox

    docfox Regular

    Apr 2, 2011
    Hatfield, PA
    My first serious camera was a Graflex Super-D, a large single-lens-reflex that used 3-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch cut film. It was built in 1946 and purchased by me around 1962. I still have it and every once in a while I produce an image with it! Click on the following link to read about this marvel of modern (for its era) technology.

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  2. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    That viewfinder looks like a turtleneck sweater. :smile: Each photo was more important back then.
  3. rybolt

    rybolt Itinerant picture taker

    Mar 24, 2014
    Yellow Springs, Ohio USA
    Paul Rybolt
    That focal plane shutter was diabolical.
  4. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    Expect a visit from Amazon's attorneys for violating their white seamless studio photo patent. :tongue:

    Seriously, was that model made for inclement weather or something?
  5. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have one of those in a box somewhere
  6. romi.gilles

    romi.gilles Top Veteran

    May 17, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    that WAS the box.
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  7. carlb

    carlb All-Pro

    Feb 6, 2013
    Pics! Post!
  8. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Regular

    Jan 10, 2014
  9. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    Hmm I dunno, I can't help thinking that if I put it down somewhere without thinking, I might easily mislay it
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