Tag Archives: graflex

stuck in the middle

Toronto. Over the time from 1839 until today, still cameras have become smaller and the media faster. When dry plates became readily available, shutters became a necessity. Combined with aperture settings, shutters and diaphragms gave the right amount of light … Continue reading

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a day to remember

Toronto. This past Sunday was a warm, sunny, and cheerful day. It was also our annual spring fair and for the first time in a long time I missed it (my wife is recovering from surgery). Fortunately, my good friend, … Continue reading

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stereo, stereo, everywhere

Toronto. In the mid 1950s stereo was popular again. Graphic, to find a niche, set its marketeers loose. The high end camera spot was taken by the pricy Realist so the marketing folk at Graphic aimed at the low end … Continue reading

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first Graflex Journal for 2019

Toronto. Ken Metcalf down in North Carolina has issued the latest journal for large camera folk – the 1-19 issue of the Graflex Journal. The lead article is by Davis Strong, a recent member of the PHSC. You may recall … Continue reading

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a Graphic in your future?

Toronto. Following on yesterday’s post, the Graflex gang also caught the Christmas spirit and recommended their gear as the perfect Christmas gift on page 17 in the December 6th issue of LIFE magazine. Besides their traditional big Pacemaker Graphic press … Continue reading

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Graflex Journal 2018-3 18a is here

Toronto. Thanks to our editor Bob Lansdale for sending on Ken Metcalf’s latest newsletter on the wonderful Graphic and Graflex cameras – issue 2018-3 18a – Ken’s last opus for this year. The Graflex Journal usually has one or two … Continue reading

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Innovations from Graflex in 1949.

Toronto. Thanks once again to George Dunbar for this crisp ad about the Graphic/Graflex cameras. It appeared in the December 1949 issue of Popular Photography. The big deal on the Graflex was twofold: An extra bright viewfinder courtesy of an … Continue reading

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One way of doing it…

Toronto. The Graflex and Speed Graphic cameras were used everywhere in North America as the news photographers choice of camera. They were heavy, well built and rugged – ready for use in every kind of environment. To meet the demands … Continue reading

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Graflex Journal Issue 3-2017 now available

Toronto. Ken Metcalf down in North Carolina has released his third and final edition of the Graflex Journal for this year. Issue 3 covers The Graphic 35 Electric (Michael Parker), The Press Graflex (Jim Chasse) as shown at left, Images … Continue reading

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those where the days …

Toronto. I think George Dunbar has special spot in his heart for the once illustrious staples of the news photographer – ┬áthe Graphic and Graflex cameras. George often finds these unusual ads and passes them to a few of the … Continue reading

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