FS - 4x5 Crown Graphic w/ Ektar

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  1. Fotoguy20d

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    I'm selling this nice user crown graphic with 127mm Ektar lens, serial number is 900,000-something (I can look up the exact number later). It's in good condition -nice soft bellows, good rails, bright Kalart (adjusted for this lens - I checked it from around 12 feet to infinity and it seems right - I just forgot to try it closer than that - you might need to tweak it a bit), graflok back. Lens is clean - a couple (literally) of very minor blemishes that might be dirt or might be scratches (very small, not going to affect anything, and since it's not a typical ektar that looks like its been sandpapered, I wouldn't mess with it). Shutter works as listed below. The speed ring is tight so, based on the speeds, I'll say it could benefit from a visit to Carol Miller someday, but certainly usable as is.

    A few minor issues:
    The lens is missing its bezel so I couldn't tell you its serial number but its coated and its a 127mm Ektar.

    There are two red marks on the bellows, visible in the photo of the handle side on the second or third fold.

    There is some rust on the springs of the GG panel and some marking/paint loss on panel and back. A previous owner marked various film sizes onto the glass - could probably be removed if desired - when I was trying out the camera, it didn't really bother me.

    The body leather is in good shape but someone seems to have painted or otherwise refinished it - it's much shinier than is normal.

    Handle has some wear at the top joint to the hinge but its usable and doesn't seem likely to break any time soon.

    The lensboard seems to have a hole in it where a synchronizer would go - I didn't lift the gaffer tape (already on both sides) to check since then I'd have to replace it.

    actual indicated
    1.943 1 second
    1.787
    1.802
    1.933

    0.766 1/2 second
    0.76
    0.754
    0.743

    0.399 1/5 (.2)
    0.387
    0.388
    0.39

    0.21 1/10 (.1)
    0.198
    0.194
    0.204

    0.068 1/25 (.04)
    0.071
    0.07
    0.071

    0.034 1/50 (.02)
    0.035
    0.035
    0.035

    0.021 1/100 (.01)
    0.022
    0.021
    0.02

    0.009 1/200 (.005)
    0.008
    0.009
    0.008

    0.007 1/400 (.0025)
    0.007
    0.008
    0.008

    $200 + shipping via USPS Priority Mail (insured). Payment via paypal. %3 to APUG.

    Thanks,
    Dan
     

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  2. AndyB.

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    Sorry you have to part with your Crown.

    What is your asking price?
     
  3. AndyB.

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    Sorry; just now saw it. :whistling:
     
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    Looks like a nice Crown for a fair price. They are great cameras for those who simply want to shoot large film straight on without all the monkeying around traditionally associated with large format. Even though the lens was designed for 3x4 format, it is nice and sharp edge to edge at f/5.6 IME. It is nice that it has the little viewing tube for the rangefinder. I'd like to get one of them for my Speed.
     
  5. Fotoguy20d

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    Thanks. It's a good user, but one I don't need (I've run out of space so I'm paring it down to just a 4x5 Speed for versatility). If no one buys it, it's going to auction tonight.

    Dan
     
  6. Fotoguy20d

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    It never made it to auction so one last bump...