The Speed Graphic was a wonderful camera for its day and purpose (mostly news photography). And you could smash the heck out of any perp who tried to "smash your camera." It could be used as a closeup copy camera, had a huge negative which you could blow up from here to the moon if you got it in focus and your exposure was okay. There was a time when people KNEW you were a news photog if you carried one. Of course it was big, akward and slow but some people took 'em to the battlefield.
For example, Joe Rosenthal, who took the picture of the flag-raising on Iwo Jima.
I do use a digital device in my photographic pursuits when necessary.
When someone rags on me for using film, I use a middle digit, upraised.
Dont konw if this is mentioned but my Nikon FE wont click the shutter unless
the wind lever is partway out. So it sticks u in the eye when u look thru viewfinder.
Did they not use this camera first???
Apparently all Nikon designers are pirates with just one working eye - the right one .
I understand what you mean, as I too use my left eye for viewing.
“Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”
Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2
If any of my former customers are reading this, I apologise for selling one of these to you, but at the time I had a mortgage and two teenage sons at university, one in the U.K and one in America and I needed the money