Graflex Speed Graphic 4X5 camera with 135mm F4.7 lens
A live demo of a similar kit can be seen on our Instagram "reels" section.
This Graflex speed graphic camera is one of the lightest and most compact 4X5 cameras, but offers excellent stability, ease of use and reliability over time. The Speed Graphic can also carry most small/medium-size lenses inside the closed camera body, making this an ideal large format backpacking tool, and very fast/easy to set up. Entire kit, with lens, weighs under 8LBS.
The Speed graphic features a built in curtain shutter, for use with any "barrel" lenses or other shutterless lenses.
This camera is compatible with all conventional 4X5 film holders, all polaroid backs and roll film backs that slide under the glass or use the universal graflock system.
• Graflex Speed Graphic 4X5
• Wollensak Optar 135mm F4.7 lens
• Two 4X5 film holders (used, tested light-tight), not seen in photos
• Fresh, sealed, 25 sheet box of CatLABS X FILM 80 II BW negative 4X5 film
• Built in folding viewing hood
• Built in focal plane shutter
• Extremely rigid and stable
• Front movements include rise, shift, and tilt
• Lens can be left mounted inside when folded
• Bright ground glass
• This camera is WELL used, tested, and working as it should
• Cosmetically, this camera shows heavy signs of use
• Bellows are tested light-tight
• Rangefinder patch is good
• All camera movements, knobs, gears, and latches are in good working condition
• Spring back is tight and works as it should
• Ground glass is clean and bright
• Rangefinder patch is a bit faint, but still working, calibrated and aligned
• Focal plane shutter is in good working condition and fires on all speeds, though
1000th/500th of a second sometimes stick - require a bit of fiddling to get cocked
and released, sometimes
Wollensak Optar 135mm F4.7:
• 135mm is a moderate wide-angle of view lens on 4X5 cameras (similar to a 40mm lens on 35mm cameras)
• Lens glass is clean with no scratches, haze, or fungus, shutter fires nicely on all speeds
Ask us about combining this purchase with any of our other large format lenses or film holders.