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Pacemaker Crown Graphic 2-1/4" X 3-1/4" press camera. This one has
the accessory Kalart Synchronized (i.e., coupled) Rangefinder. It has a fairly
unusual normal lens, a Schneider Symmar 105/5.6. A nice camera in its day and
still a great user for medium format.
Graflex Super Speed Graphic, with Rodenstock Optar lens in Graflex 1000 shutter (the fastest large-format leaf shutter ever made, true top speed is about 1/850 sec). Has both swing and tilt movements of front standard, coupled built in rangefinder with standardized cams (if you can find them). A very nice field camera.
Late-model (black and chrome hardware) Graflex RB Series B 2-1/4" X 3-1/4"
SLR. This one has a coated Kodak Ektar normal lens and is in very nice condition.
Also has Ektalite Field Lens, a fresnel lens that makes the image in the finder
Technika II 6 X 9 plate camera. made in the 1930s, the earliest model Linhof
with the extendable back panel and reasonable front movements. This one has
a 120mm Voigtlander Heliar lens, and works quite nicely.
Linhof Technika III 4 X 5. This is the last model of the Technika III, with
the convex bed. It has a Schneider varifocal finder, with a mask in place for
6 X 7 images. A beautiful solid camera. The lens in the photo is a 120 mm Angulon,
which allows lots of movements while giving a semi-wide-angle field of view.
Mamiya Universal. The last model in the Mamiya Press series. Interchangable
back frame allows using Mamiya roll film holders, Graflok roll film holders
(as in the picture) or a Polaroid pack back. The tradeoff is that, unlike earlier
Mamiya Press cameras, the back has no movements. This one has the 50/6.3 Sekor
wideangle and the auxiliary finder for this lens, as well as the handgrip, which
is pretty essential for handheld use.
Rokuo-Sha (Konica) Lily 3-14/" X 4-1/4" plate camera. ca. late 1920s/early 1930s by Rokuo-Sha, the predecessor of Konica. Has Japanese-made Hexar lens, but European-made Compur shutter; apparently no Japanese manufacturer made shutters at this time. Very nicely made camera in near-mint condition.
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