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Excellent! 1964 GRAFLEX Century Graphic, Zeiss lens, Roll-film back, CLA'd, FRESHLY SERVICED! - Graflex- Petrakla Classic Cameras


Excellent! 1964 GRAFLEX Century Graphic, Zeiss lens, Roll-film back, CLA'd, FRESHLY SERVICED!

$ 495.00 USD

Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!

Cleaned, Lubricated & Adjusted. Ready for immediate use!

This is a classic 2x3 Crown Graphic roll film back which uses 120 film. The serial number on this camera indicates that it was produced in the Rochester New York by Graflex in 1964 as a “compact” professional camera. Designed as a smaller alternative to the big 4x5 press camera, this version remained an expensive item and was loaded with useful features. Among them is the coupled rangefinder which makes focusing quick and easy and never leaves you guessing about distance or focus.

This camera also had the desirable Graflex back which allowed the matt glass to be quickly and easily removed, so that the camera could be fitted with a variety of film backs in and other accessories. As with other Graflex press cameras, the lens could be shifted through a variety of motions to optimize depth of field and correct perspective. The bed also drops (when desired) which allows a photographer to further lower the lens and its controls for added versatility. Although not as expensive as the Linhof Technica V 69, this Graflex has many useful features that are important to serious photographers. Because of this and of course its rugged, reliable design, this camera is a popular choice for 6x9 landscape and fine art photography.

The camera in this listing is in excellent condition. Everything works. The bellows are supple and completely light tight. The rangefinder image is bright, easy to see, easy to use.

This camera has been carefully cleaned, lubricated and adjusted. This is also true of the quality Compur shutter which works smoothly and all speeds (T,B & 1 sec - 1/250th) are appropriate. The slow speeds buzz along smoothly and the fast speeds are clean and snappy.

This camera is designed to accept a variety of lenses which can be changed very quickly. It’s currently fitted with a very fine 4.5/105mm Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The lens is exceptionally clean and looks virtually like new. The glass is clean and clear. There are no separated elements, crystallization, haze, or problems. There are no scratches or polishing marks and is capable of producing superb results with modern color and black & white films.

Included with this camera is a Graflex 6x9 roll film back which accepts normal 120 roll film.

All in all, a very lovely classic camera. Load it with your favorite film and keep it handy for that perfect shot you’ve been looking for. You know the one... the one with the perfect Ansel Adams light breaking through the dark storm clouds that leaves you wishing you had a classic camera with you.

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