Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic
Graflex Graphic cameras were "the" standard American Press cameras from
the late 30s to the 60s. As they are relatively compact and easy to
use, they were also widely used for other than press purposes. They
kept in production until 1973. The tooling was then sold to Toyo.
is a Graflex Anniversary Speed Graphic 4x5 camera. It was manufactured
between 1940 and 47. It has a fixed horizontal "Graphic'' type
back, also called "spring back" which accepts standard modern 4x5 film
holders, but no modern roll-film backs. The Anniversary has a rear focal plane shutter
with its shutter release, but no release for the front shutters. The
lens standard offers front rise and shift, a drop bed, but no tilts or
swings. The lensboards are Graphic "C" boards, which are 4x4 inches and
usually made of wood.
Most Anniversary cameras come with a coupled rangefinder, as this one.
The camera is 22 x 19.5 x 11 cm including finder and grip, but w/o flash fixation and weighs 2470 gr. without lens.
Case closed, from all sides.
Open, with standard 127mm lens.
Focussing rail moved out for close focussing.
It's a nice camera, in very good state for its age. If you own old lenses without shutters, you can use them with this camera.