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    In the early 1960s, World Book Encyclopedia under "Photography" used the Graflex 22 as an example of TLR's.

    When I was 14, I told a story at school that I had one. Others put me to the task of showing up with it. A trip to the local camera store confirmed that they had no such thing in stock, but they rented me a Rollei for a day.

    When my classmates and teacher told me that this was not the camera I described, they demanded to know why this one was different. I said that I upgraded...
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    I have a Sears/Tower TLR.. pretty dim screen but once I cleaned the mirror and screen it wasn't too bad. The bokeh was great, but stopped down to f8/f11 the lens was a killer. I'm sure it was nothing more than a 3-element lens but it just had this snap to it. Very pleasing. Getting used to the red-window frame advance wasn't too bad either. Excellent knock-around camera.

    Also had/have a broken Ricoh Auto 66 (or Auto 225?) with _bright_ fresnel and rollei-like frame crank/cock/advance. Nice camera except that the frame advance was broken and could never fix it. Selenium meter too. 6-element lens I believe. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv
    Randy, I think you're mixing up the Graflex SLR with the Graflex TLR. The SLR was that huge beast with a chimney hood, whereas the TLR is a Rolleicord-type of camera.
    That's odd... I'm positve that picture I remember is of him looking down the chimney while taking a cloud picture, although the "Steerage" certainly could have been a TLR. Thanks for the info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by reellis67
    That's odd... I'm positve that picture I remember is of him looking down the chimney while taking a cloud picture, although the "Steerage" certainly could have been a TLR. Thanks for the info!

    - Randy
    Pictures of each:

    SLR : http://www.graflex.org/articles/series-d/
    TLR : http://www.graflex.org/graflex-22/

    The Graflex 22 was a rebranded Ciro-flex, which uses 120 film in 6x6. The SLR models used 2x3, 4x5 and 5x7 sheet film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhv
    The Graflex 22 was a rebranded Ciro-flex, which uses 120 film in 6x6. The SLR models used 2x3, 4x5 and 5x7 sheet film.
    The SLR also came in 3x4, which seems to have been a significant fraction of total sales, based on what I see on the auction site, and a few roll film models, including a 1A (120) and a 3A (122 - postcard format). And we should remember that the SLR was the camera that gave Folmer and Schwing's descendants the Graflex brand name.

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    well, for squirts and giggles, I got one off Ebay for $50 plus shipping. I'll put some film through it and see how it works. It would make a cheap alternative to the Hassy when I want to shoot medium format but don't want to risk the good gear.

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