Tom –

It’s been 40 years since I used a Graflex Graphic View camera but I never thought of it as a “field” camera. After looking at your portfolio, I’m guessing you will want to use this camera outside the studio.

Have you considered a Graflex “press” camera? The reason they were called press cameras is that they were able to take a fair amount of abuse in the field. They have the same general features as the studio view camera with only one major negative, is you lose the back (film holder) movements. You still have the front movements, protection for the bellows and the added bonus (on all except for the last ones produced) of a focal plane shutter. This gives you the ability to use any lens you can get mounted on the lens board or no lens at all (pin hole).

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