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Do Graflex 3 Cell replicas function as originals?

 
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johnny5



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:35 pm    Post subject: Do Graflex 3 Cell replicas function as originals? Reply with quote

I tried looking for a Graflex 3 Cell for my camera, what I did not expect we're the prices to be so high. The prices were out of my range, and I eventually decided to purchase a replica. What I am wondering is if the replicas are essentially like originals. Will it attach properly to my camera? Can I throw D batteries in there, put a Press 25 on it and fire it? Can I put a flash reflector on it? Will vintage extension cables work with it? Remote? Solenoid control? Does the 4.5v light behind the glass eye work? These are the questions I would like answers to before I purchase a replica.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you really want to know, you should just buy one.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends on the source.
https://graflex.org/helpboard/viewtopic.php?t=1608&highlight=graflex+replica
don't know if they are still in business or not, link is dead.
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johnny5



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it seems the link is dead and that they have been reborn as The Graflex Shop. Strangely enough, even though it is still Repliflex running the site, the flashes they sell say that they do have no electronics, and as a result cannot be used as flash guns.
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GraflexFlashLover



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The replica flashes this guy sells absolutely function the same as the original.

http://romanprops.com/product/camera-flashgun/

There have been many replicas over the years however and not all of them were functional flashes.
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jerryg



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can tell you the reflector mount holes are not quite right, it is very difficult to put the reflector on.
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