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Ralph2



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:31 pm    Post subject: Can't seem to identify the Garflex ?? Reply with quote

I have looked all over but can't find another one like this Garflex Speed ?
Can anyone help ? I know it is in poor condition but would like to identify it.
How do I add pictures ?
THANKS
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Ralph2



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2019 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

https://ralphesposito.smugmug.com/My-First-Gallery/i-XGsgmWq/A
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pre-Anniversary Speed Graphic.
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Ralph2



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, thanks , just never seen one with a view finder in the middle on top that says Watson on it . Is that an add on ??
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ralph2 wrote:
Ok, thanks , just never seen one with a view finder in the middle on top that says Watson on it . Is that an add on ??


Yes. Watson is a Burke and James viewfinder from their press camera series. I have one on my Crown Graphic. Notice how the frame inside is square; that's because the back on a Burke and James Watson press camera can rotate. The little triangular marks in the viewfinder define the short edge of your 4x5 frame for horizontal or vertical framing. The Watson viewfinders look nice, but I don't find them as functional as the Graflex tubular viewfinder. There is only one parallax setting and only for vertical parallax; that's why they mount the Watson viewfinder close to the middle of the top, so there won't be any horizontal parallax.


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Ralph2



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, you have been a big help.
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