Only the Pacemaker Speed & Crown Graphics (of all the 5x4models) have the release on the body, it was dropped again in the Super Graphics.
I French polished my pre-Anniversary Speed Graphic. makes it look quite good
It's not a standard camera, it wad a modification for wide angle work, so doesn't close up.
Last edited by Ian Grant; 12-19-2010 at 05:53 AM. Click to view previous post history.
I like the modification with a shorter bed. Even with a lens in the standard 127 to 135mm range the bed is a bit too long (but the ideal size for folding up!).
I found some similar looking mahogany-a-like wood from an old cigar box to fill in the gaps left by the shutter mechanism. In hindsight I should have left the mechanism in place but it too late now.