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cchaven



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:38 pm    Post subject: 2-cell Graflite question Reply with quote

Is there any reason why you couldn't use the 7 inch reflector and large screw based bulbs on a 2-cell handle? Or should I just stick with the Press 25's and the smaller reflector?

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alecj



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No problem with using the larger reflector. Are you using the 2772 case with the 2747 reflector?
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cchaven



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, that is what I'm doing. I don't like the way the 2745 reflector base retains the bulbs...it always feels like I'm going to break the bulb when I push it in. I prefer the standard twist & lock bayonet mount. Thankfully I have an adapter to use the smaller bayonet base bulbs in the screw type base.
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45PSS



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't like the way the 2745 reflector base retains the bulbs...it always feels like I'm going to break the bulb when I push it in.


Use the http://www.southbristolviews.com/pics/Graphic/manual-pdf/GrafliteService.pdf and check the lamp release for proper operation. Sounds like something is not moving far enough to allow the bulb to be fully released.

If the above link goes bad: http://www.southbristolviews.com/ graflex manuals link in the left plane.
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Jim23



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:12 am    Post subject: Don't lick the base.... Reply with quote

A small-town Minnesota newspaper editor, owner, photographer that I knew used flashbulbs right up until the late 1970's. He shot Plus-X in a Mamiya TLR and used #5 clear bulbs. He would always lick the base of the bulb before inserting it into the flashgun. Not a good idea. I doubt if it helped the electrical connection much and as an added effect, I'm sure mild lead poisoning from the solder on the tip of the base attaching the wire up to the filament....
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