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    Speed Graphic 1953 Question

    I have seen for a sale, this is what it is advertised as,

    SPEED MINIATURE GRAPHIC 1953 + SCHNEIDER ANGULON 90MM F6.8.

    Ok searching around I have worked out that it is proable not a Miniature but a 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 Pacemaker. It does have various backs including 6x7 & 6x9.

    Question is what are they like?
    Difficult to use?
    If I want to use sheet film would I have to cut down some 5x4?

    Last thing can you stick filters on the Lens and or can you change the lens on these cameras and do they have to be specific to the smaller Pacemaker or can you fit other Speed Graphic lens on?

    I am really fasinated by this machine and it is tempting a good case of G.A.S :rolleyes:
    Stack of 35mm stuff, some 120 stuff and lots of other junk to make it work

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    Any of the 2x3 graphics are referred to as "miniature" or "baby" graphics.

    Use is just like with a regular speed graphic, only smaller.

    You can purchase cut film for this size from Freestyle, but film in this size is very limited. If it has a graflok back you can use 120 rollfilm with the camera.

    Any lens will work that will fit on a baby graphic lensboard.

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    You don't mention price. I bought a 21/4 X 31/4 Speed a few years ago because, frankly, it was dirt cheap. I got hold of some sheet film, loaded up ( it came with 8 holders ) and began using it.
    Filters, lenses and lensboards shouldn't prove too difficult to obtain.
    As a 4 X 5 Speed Graflex veteran, I had a ball using its smaller sibling. It's still one of my favourites.
    I must admit, I do chuckle a bit when I tray develop the film. It's so tiny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by panchro-press View Post
    You don't mention price.
    It has 6 backs with it including a 6x7 and a 6x9 price is £229 UK price.

    Mind you with current exchange rates that might be expensive in the USA but not here in the UK. Don't know
    Last edited by Java; 06-15-2009 at 10:23 AM. Click to view previous post history.
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    If interested I have a bunch of Backs for this going for sale on this site soon.......

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    I believe Ilford added this size to their yearly film run. You should still have time to order some.
    - Jeff (& sometimes Eva, too) - http://www.jeffbannow.com

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    Indeed, here is a list off all the Pro shops offering this for a limited time.
    http://theonlinephotographer.typepad...heet-film.html



 

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