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    3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Took my 3x4 Graflex RB Series D to Old Poway Park near San Diego last Sunday. Lots of people picnicking, there is also a steam locomotive, but it wasn't running this weekend, had to settle for a few shots of the tracks and engine house. 161mm/4.5 Meyer Anastigmat, Efke PL100 Film developed in HC-110 Dilution H.

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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Wonderful camera.
    You're using an awfully long lens.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    I think that's a standard FL, my non Tele 3X4 RB has OE 6-3/8" lens.

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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Have to have room for that big mirror to flop up and down. That's why the 4x5 has a 190mm as its normal lens.

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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    My shame -- I didn't read carefully enough, and presumed it was a Graphic. (My Super D has the superb 152mm Ektar.)
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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_1856 View Post
    My shame -- I didn't read carefully enough, and presumed it was a Graphic. (My Super D has the superb 152mm Ektar.)

    wanna trade??

    If I had a Super D I would put my Aero-Ektar on board.

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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Thanks for sharing Michael, I have the 4X5 version and I love it, was just out yesterday in the drizzle shooting fresh dogwood blossoms with it. Also, I lived in Poway as a child back in the 60's. Small world.
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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    Thanks for sharing Michael, I have the 4X5 version and I love it, was just out yesterday in the drizzle shooting fresh dogwood blossoms with it. Also, I lived in Poway as a child back in the 60's. Small world.
    I have two 4x5 Graflexes, an RB Series B and an RB Auto-Graflex. They are just too heavy to carry, though I must admit I would love to have a 5x7 SLR. The little 2x3 Series B is a handy one to carry about.


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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    I wonder how did Dorothea Lange manage to work with her 4x5 Graflex? She was a tiny little thing, and the camera is a beaste!
    Also, Edward Weston's portraits with his 3.25x4.25 Graflex were wonderful, but (IMHO) after he switched to the 4x5 and had to work on a tripod rather than hand holding, they became ordinary (by comparison).
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    Re: 3.25 x 4.25 Graflex

    Michael, I agree, the 4X5 is to much to carry, and I am not big, 5' 6" - but I did a few mods to make it a little more manageable. I have posted this before, but just in case you didn't see it - http://www.pbase.com/rsweatt/rb_mods
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