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8X10 Graphic View? I don't think so, but...

 
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ASpeedGraphic



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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,

Check out EBay auction. http://cgi.ebay.com/Professional-CAMERA-with-bellows-HUGE-Polaroid-Kodak_W0QQitemZ7621827866QQcategoryZ15248QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

That looks just like a plain old 4X5 Graphic View...Pretty sure it is. Just wanted to make sure, though, in case it is an oddball. Pretty unmistakable with the red bellows, distinctive rail, and the design of the standards.

A 300mm lens wouldn't even be a normal lens on an 8X10, but it's labeled as a portrait lens...also, the proportions would not be like that for an 8X10.

Like I said, though...just double checking with the experts. If such a thing ever did exist, it would be quite a find.

Keith

[ This Message was edited by: ASpeedGraphic on 2006-05-23 03:42 ]
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Henry



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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but I agree that it looks like a Graphic View I 4x5, tricked out as a passport camera. (The Calumet 8x10 documentation is irrelevant to this object.)
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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be sure, the photo does seem to depict the first "Graphic View" model. The two-lens arrangement is interesting -- it looks as though someone built a flat box around a large pneumatic shutter and attached the two lenses to the front. I've seen commercial two- and four-lens cameras that took a Polaroid sheetfilm back and were used for passport and other ID photo production, but I'd not previously seen a retrofit for a "Graphic."

The 12-in. lens referenced may belong to whatever 8x10 camera the Calumet documentation described. Such a thing would be of limited utility on a "Graphic View," because of the limited bellows extension.
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2006 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it is a View I mounted on a View II rail as the View I rail was shorter, the length he is stating is about what the View II rail was, based on the measurements of the film holders he added, it is a 4x5, the 8x10 documentations is obviously from another camera and got mixed in this lot.

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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 5:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Kodak 12" (305mm) f4.8 is the forerunner of the 12" f4.5 Ektar. These are Portrait lens and the Ektar usually sells on ebay for around $400. The standard 12" Ektar is f6.3 and is standard (normal) for 8x10.
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PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2006-05-24 22:48, 45PSS wrote:
The Kodak 12" (305mm) f4.8 is the forerunner of the 12" f4.5 Ektar. These are Portrait lens and the Ektar usually sells on ebay for around $400. The standard 12" Ektar is f6.3 and is standard (normal) for 8x10.
Charles

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So much for getting a deal on a nice 5x7 portrait lens.

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