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    What model is this Graflex

    I came across this Graflex at my uncle's house and I'm trying to determine what model it is. I took it to a local Photography place in town (Rochester NY, home of Kodak) and they thought it was a Series B but they are so old that they just don't know. I'm only looking to find out info about it as best as I can. They said there was a little mold on the inside and the lens was a little cloudy, but there was nothing broken. Side note I've scanned in some of the negatives and they are OUTSTANDING, 3x5 should have never been invented! :-)

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    I have more but I'm not sure how many I'm aloud to upload.

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I'd say auto graflex. It says so on the tag and it has the front standard rails. The B and D did not have visible rails.

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    It is an RB Auto Graflex, has longer bellows and an interchangeable lens board, which the series b does not have.

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    Sorry, I knew it was a R.B. Auto Graflex, I just wasn't sure if there were sub-models of it. Well I did some more searching and I think I know exactly which one it is!

    Revolving Back Auto Graflex - 3.25 x 4.25

    I believe so because the drawing in the catalog is identical and the closed measurements for the 3.25 x 4.25 are the same as the ones from this 1918 catalog I found online (see images).
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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I have the same, 1/4 plate is where it's at

    Much nicer than 4X5
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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I have a couple, and they are my favorite Graflex. It was my original lust-camera, which I first saw a camera magazine in the 50s, and I didn't think I'd ever find one until Ebay came along and made it easy. You can buy a holder for 120 rolls for it, and that's a nice combination if you don't mind using a long lens.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    Michael can you post here that shot you made of me with mine?

    I can't find it on your Flickr

    I also want a copy and permission to use it on my FB page
    sin eater

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    Looks like yours is a Series B, and of course you can use it for whatever you wish!
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...n/17146398051/


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    by Michael Darnton, on Flickr

    I have AT LEAST, two 3x4 RB Autos, a 3x4 RB Tele, a 3x4 RB Series D, and a 4x5 Super D.
    The Series D: https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...posted-public/
    Shot with the Super D: https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...posted-public/
    Super D w/ 15" Tele-Raptar: https://www.flickr.com/photos/michae...posted-public/
    Definitely my favorite camera series, along with the Ansco view cameras.
    Thanks, but I'd rather just watch:
    Large format: http://flickr.com/michaeldarnton
    Mostly 35mm: http://flickr.com/mdarnton
    You want digital, color, etc?: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stradofear

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    Re: What model is this Graflex

    I have 2 Revolving Back Auto Graflex, no pics to hand

    I forgot, AGAIN what camera I was using that day

    Love the shot of moi

    Thanks!
    sin eater

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