not all serious cameras were compact!

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

  1. docfox

    docfox SC 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 SC 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 SC 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 SC Veteran

    Jun 8, 2013
    back in Crooklyn
    that WAS the box.
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  7. carlb

    carlb SC Regular

    Jun 3, 2013
    Pics! Post!
  8. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen SC Regular

    Jan 10, 2014
  9. pdh

    pdh SC 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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