Graflex Studio Camera
"…affords the studio artist the opportunity of procuring natural or life-like
expressions and poses…" reads the advertisement featuring this, surely
one of the most unusual of all Graflexes. Advertised in a c. 1906-1908
Hyatt Supply catalog, the ad copy mentions a "light cone diaphragm" in
front of the camera eliminates side reflections A door allows access to
it, and possibly diffusion attachments A panel in the side of the camera,
opposite the focusing hood, allows placement of a dummy lens for "the sake
of deception...and thus obtain a more natural pose..."
It also featured a 12 plate magazine and revolving back. A focal plane
shutter with pneumatic retarding device gave speeds from 1/200th to 5 seconds
and "B" (ball) This 5x7 (only) camera was mounted on a hydraulically operated
stand which used mineral oil.
It could accommodate lenses from 14,' to 7-1/2" focal length.
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