FS: Graflex Crown Graphic with 135mm Graflex Optar F4.7 lens
For sale is an very nice condition Crown Graphic with Optar 135mm f4.5 lens in a Graphex (Wollensak) shutter.
The body is in very nice / excellent condition, for its age.
The leatherette is in excellent condition
The two tripod mounts look almost unused!
There is some minor scratches/rub marks to the metal pop up focusing hood.
All movements work very smoothly.
Focus screen is bright, could maybe do with a light clean, but is very usable as is.
Bellows are nice, no holes and very supple.
Lens has some very light cleaning marks, extremely fine scratches, that wont effect picture quality, and a bit of dust.
Aperture blades are clean and flat. Adjusting them is very smooth!
Shutter speeds seem good to me. (not machine tested.) It can be a bit stiff to turn to 1/400th of a second, but can be done, would probably loosen up with a bit of exercise.
The rangefinder is coupled to the lens, it looks reasonably accurate to me, when compared to ground glass. ( I personally use the ground glass)
I am also including 5 riteway film holders and 4 Fidelity deluxe. All could do with a clean, and are untested, but looking at them i would say they should be fine, they look in good condition.
I'm will also sen a box of 25 sheets of shanghai iso 100 film which expired in 2010, it'll be fine for checking the dark slides or practicing loading.
I'm asking £300
Postage is £25 for UK
£35 for Europe
I need to have a look for ROW
Will use royal mail, and will require a signature.
If it turns out to be cheaper, i'll send you a refund.
Please feel free to ask any questions