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Lensrentals11-Nov-2013 13:19
Camera description:
The Graflex Super Speed Graphic is a 4x5 Field Camera from the Graflex
Press Camera line, but with enhanced movements.
Key features include:

Extra Large Sensor: 4x5" image sensor for Extra Large Printing,
exceptional cropping capability, enhanced tonality, or when you need
that extra information for post processing.

Compact: And extra large sensor that folds into a 6 pound package,
which is equivalent to full frame camera under half a pound.

Built in Tilt/Shift Capabilities: Every Lens has tilt shift. Use this
for infinite depth of field in your landscapes, or selective focus for
a miniature look.


Alton's Take:
Alton Luder III
Computer Nerd

This camera isn't for those tracking things that move faster than
plants grow, or rapidly changing lighting, or fast post-processing, or
really anything where you can't dedicate a large chunk of time to just
photography. But if you're the type of geek who likes adjusting every
parameter to make the shot absolutely perfect, you'll find this camera
very addictive.

You'll need a tripod for sure. Focusing needs to be fairly precise,
and slower shutter speeds due to small apertures are the norm.
Also depth of field can be incredibly small, both due to the tilt
shift but also to using longer focal lengths.

November 2013


Technical Details:
Camera: Graflex Super Speed Graphic
Lens: Fuji Fujinon SWD 90mm f5.6
Sensor: 4x5" Arista100
Developer: Caffenol C-M + KBr (54g/L Washing Soda, 16g/L Vitamin C, 1
g/L KBr, and 40g/L Instant Coffee. Don't worry, film doesn't care that
it wasn't good tasting coffee.)
Enlarger: Beseler 45MX
Enlarger Lens: Omegaron 135 f4.5
Paper: Forte Salon RC
Scanner: HP OfficeJet 4500
Post Processing was in Adobe Lightroom and consisted of curves and
dust spotting. (This is what cameras need most, a way to eliminate
dust. Why aren't more engineers working on that? That and portable air
conditioning for under the dark cloth.)
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