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View Poll Results: Own or use a Graflex Crown/Speed or Super Graphic?

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  • No..Never understood why anybody would want one.

    0 0%
  • never owned or used one.

    32 12.80%
  • Used one at work / military

    6 2.40%
  • owned one less than a year.

    25 10.00%
  • own/owned one but don't/didn't use it much

    61 24.40%
  • own onw e or more and use 'em often.

    121 48.40%
  • Collector. own many use few or not at all.

    5 2.00%
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    Graflex Crown/Speed/Super Graphic Ownership?

    I wonder how many people have owned or currently own a Graflex Crown, Speed or Super graphic.....


    Also interested in how frequently it is / was used....

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    Here! A really nice Crown and a Speed. They get used in spurts. In the last year I've probably run 20-30 sheets through each.

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    Man that was fast! I have a beatup side RF Crown from around 1952 and use it regularly.

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    i have a 54 pacemaker speed, and use it pretty often,
    i owned an older speed as a back up, and sold it to a friend a few years ago
    and was gifted a crown by a dear friend, and i loaned it to a friend in need.

    they are great cameras!

    john

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    I have a '54 Pacemaker Speed, and use it not so much any more, although I used to quite a bit. My favorite 4x5 pix that I have taken were done with this camera. They are versatile workhorses. Even the ones that are beat to piss can be used. I will be using it PLENTY in the next six moths due to a certain project. I will be using it with an RH10 back for the project. It is the closest thing I have to a 4x5 field camera. A Tachihara some day, but for now the Speed will do. I am always on the lookout for a 2x3 clone of my 4x5. I want it to be a Pacemaker with a Graflok back, side Kalart RF, top VF. I don't mind the weight of the Speed vs. the Crown, and find the rear shutter to be a useful feature.
    2F/2F

    "Truth and love are my law and worship. Form and conscience are my manifestation and guide. Nature and peace are my shelter and companions. Order is my attitude. Beauty and perfection are my attack."

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    '29 Pre-Anny 4X5 speed with the dreaded "graflex" back (I love it), Pacemaker 4X5 Speed with a graflock back, , and a Century Graphic (2X3). Had the pre-anny out today.
    Rick Jason.
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    I have a Super Graphic.
    I am not using it as much as I would like.

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    Crown Graphic. My favorite camera ever since I bought it 2 years ago.

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    I have a Pacemaker Speed Graphic. I've used it a few times with Polaroid 55 film.
    I have a Grafmatic loaded with TMax 400 waiting to use it. Plan to process the
    film in Jobo processor. Will be interesting to see how I do.

    Steve

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    Early Pacemaker Speed, side-mounted kalart and graflok back. Used mostly with a petzval, 7.5" kodak anastigmat and 10" kodak ektanon.
    Also have a near-mint late pacemaker crown with 135mm congo. That's the handheld one.
    Though I can use the speed handheld, I've calibrated the rangefinder to the 7.5" anastigmat.

    Love these cameras.

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