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Another name for a Graphic....

 
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Graflex Sid



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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Location: London,England

PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2004 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shooting some pictures around London's Trafalgar Square yesterday,using the 2x3 CROWN,when a young couple past me and the guy said to his spouse "Ah,he's using a Hasselblad".
I nice try,right film 120,but the wrong camera.So much for photographic education.
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Les



Joined: 09 May 2001
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Location: Detroit, MI

PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the heyday of Graflex, the company was a magnet for all sorts of amateur photographers with a novel idea, in hopes of making a buck.

I saw one letter to Graflex of a "novel format"
of 2 1/4 x 3 5/32 or 6cm x 8 cm. 40 years later fuji came up with the same idea and ran with it.

Another of these guys (and they were always guys) had an interesting idea for a small, hand holdable camera that used 120 film. He first went to Kodak, but they rejected him, then he came to Graflex. The engineers took a look at his prototype and saw that it was incredibly complicated. The marketing people were all for it, the engineers knew they just weren't capable of mass producing a camera with the tolerances needed to make this camera a sucess. In the end the engineers won. The guy finally did find a company to make it and they did have great difficulty in the begining.
His name: Victor Hasselblad.

So, under slightly different turn of events...a yes here or there...they could have been right, and you might have been shooting with a Crown Hasselblad.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, it would have been a "Victor Graphic".

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