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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    The tilt thing is actually a tripod head accessory, but it could be made by Graflex, the company that manufactured the camera.

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    That is a real beauty. Are the metal parts nickel plated?

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Will Whitaker View Post
    That is a real beauty. Are the metal parts nickel plated?
    They do look it, that is a good question as most look like brass..but these look like a nickel color.

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    Does anyone know how to determine the manufacture date of the camera??

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Shiu View Post
    The tilt thing is actually a tripod head accessory, but it could be made by Graflex, the company that manufactured the camera.

    Jon
    oh, I see, thank you. That explains it because the color of the wood is different.

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    Quote Originally Posted by txc500 View Post
    Does anyone know how to determine the manufacture date of the camera??
    Look for the serial number on the lower left of the back standard. Then you can look that number up and compare to other Graflex numbers on the internet.

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    i was just up at sunrise photographing an ethanol factory south of sydney with a 2d. steam coming up like guizers from masses of pipes catching sun like lantern...hope they come out.

    nice camera, does most shots, though i always seem to be maxing out the movements.
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    i was just up at sunrise photographing an ethanol factory south of sydney with a 2d. steam coming up like geysers from masses of pipes catching sun like lantern...hope they come out.

    nice camera, does most shots, though i always seem to be maxing out the movements.
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    Very nice. After years of shooting with 4X5 and 8X10 (I still shoot 8X10) I have come to love the size and portability of 5X7. I aquired a Kodak 33A a couple years ago, and while it's is a tad larger than 4X5's that I have used, it is lighter than many of them. Bellows draw is only about 10" so that limits lens choice for me but...sometimes being limited is an aid to creativity
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    Re: Just got my first LF Camera - Kodak 2D!!

    it's a beauty. I have an early 40s 8x10 2-D. Great fun to shoot with but be prepared for a lot of interruptions and questions. Now, why are you sitting here reading this. You should get out and shoot some film.

    Dan

    PS. Did I read that right, that Raptar is f6.3? It sounds like its a later coated version of the Series I Velostigmat and therefore convertible. But, at 11 1/2" it's already long-ish for the format.

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