Basic Press camera configurations include:
| Crown Graphic: Rangefinder either on
the side (earlier version) or top (as shown above). By not having a
focal plane shutter in the camera, it is lighter than Speed Graphics. Most popular user model is the Crown w/top rangefinder. Cameras
have rise and fall movements in the front, a front tilt and drop bed
and a modest lateral shift in the front. No rear movement. Ground glass
work is easily facilitated. Bellows draw is 12 inch.
Cameras are offered w/normal lens, usually a 135mm f4.7 or a 127mm f4.7, and Graflock (Universal) 4x5 back.
|Average prices shown:|
|4x5 Crown Graphic w/side rangefinder & Kodak Ektar 127mm lens||$450.00|
|4x5 Crown Graphic w/side rangefinder & Schneider 135mm lens||$500.00|
|4x5 Crown Graphic w/top rangefinder & Graflex or Kodak lens||$700.00|
|4x5 Crown Graphic w/top rangefinder & Schneider lens||$750.00|
|Speed Graphic: Same configurations (side or top rangefinder & swings/tilts) as the Crown, but includes the addition of a focal plane shutter at the back of the camera. This shutter has a wide selection of accurate speeds in a generally higher range then between the lens shutters. It provides for the use of telephoto or other lenses which may not be mounted in shutters. This feature does add a few pounds to the weight of the camera. Prices average the same as the Crowns.|
|Speed/Crown lenses for top rangefinder: includes lensboard and cam|
|127mm f4.7 Kodak Ektar, compur||$275.00|
|162mm f4.5 Graflex Optar, graphex||$325.00|
|250mm f5.6 Wollensak Telephoto Raptar, rapax||$325.00|
|Super Speed Graphic: The last vintage Graphic, this camera does not have a focal plane shutter, but does have a revolving back. Camera also features an electronic body release.|
|Average prices for these cameras:|
|4x5 Super Speed Graphic w/normal 127mm or 135mm lens||$650-750.00|
|4x5 Super Speed Graphic w/special Graflex/Rodenstock 135 lens with 1/1000th shutter speed capability and rim cocking ability.||$850.00|
|Cameras do not include flashguns.|
|All cameras/lenses carry a 3 month service warranty.|
|Please call or email for specific availability.|
GRAFLEX SLR CAMERAS
4X5 SUPER D GRAFLEX
LONG BELLOWS RB AUTO GRAFLEX
of the Graflex: All Models
1- A reflex viewing-focusing optical system that shows on a ground glass an exact, erect image of the scene to be photographed, without parallax and with the same depth of field as the image on the negative.
2-A multiple speed focal plane shutter giving a wide range of exposures up to 1/1000 with efficiency and reliability.
3-A revolving back for ease of framing and handling.