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Army KE-12 Graflex Speed Graphic 4X5 Camera with 150mm F2.8 Lens (KS-4A)


This is a custom built kit based around a modified Army KE-12 Graflex Speed Graphic 4X5 camera. It is paired with a super sharp, hyper-fast, modern, multi-coated Heidosmat 150mm F2.8 lens, made by Rollei. This is an ideal street portrait or walk around kit. It has wonderful focus control and produces amazing, shallow depth of field images. Instant film holders (545 and 405) are in stock and can be combined with this system, ask us about a bundle price.


- Army KE-12 Graflex Speed Graphic 4X5 camera
- Franke & Heidecke Heidosmat 150mm F2.8 lens
- 3 4X5 film holders (used, modern, tested light-tight)

Camera Features:

- Front movements include rise, limited shift and tilt (backwards only)
- Viewing hood
- Comes in a rare olive drab (military version)

Camera Condition:

Camera is well used and shows normal signs of use, with very nice patina.
Bellows is tested light-tight.
Focal plane shutter runs nicely on all speeds.
Rangefinder has not been calibrated for the 150mm focal length, though the new owner can quickly and easily do that.
All camera movements, knobs, gears and latches are in good working condition.
Spring lock back is tight and works as it should.
Viewing hood is in good working order.
Ground glass is clean and bright.

Heidosmat 150mm F2.8:

This lens is in excellent condition and has a fixed aperture of 2.8 (there is no aperture adjustment). It can easily be used indoors or in low light situations, thanks to its extreme high speed.

Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.