Ah. My favorite all time camera. The Nikon F with the standard prism finder. Yours looks beautiful. I'd love to have a black one but they are pricey and hard to find in really good shape. Thanks for showing.
Thu 20-Jun-13 02:00 AM | edited Thu 20-Jun-13 02:10 AM by KenLPhotos
This is a 5X7 wood camera given to me in the mid 1960's. Its unverifiable history is that it was once owned by a German archduke. Shown, from the front, is a Wollensak f/9, 8X10 wide angle lens and shutter, a manual shutter to the left and the leather bag that they came in, two wood film holders, the far one holding a negative (more about this below) and the camera itself. It is very well made but I have not been able to find out who made it. At the time, I had a darkroom but did not really want to buy 5X7 film and all that is needed to develop it, so I used a cheap and I thought clever idea. I loaded the film holders with photographic paper, exposed it for a few minutes and developed it. The result was a negative, which I then placed on another piece of 5X7 paper to make a positive. The negative in the film holder is of a log in water on a far shore with trees in the background. I can show a positive if anyone is interested. D700, 24.0-70.0 at 70.0 mm, ISO: 200, 1/200 s at f/18.0
Here is the Graphlex in the third photo being photographed by a Pentax "auto-110" with a removable Asahi 18mm normal lens. A one gallon milk container plastic cap is used for lens cover. D700, 105.0 mm f/2.8, ISO: 1100, 1/8000s at f/5.6
This image is a five shot 'In Camera' HDR of my 'Speed Graphic Graphlex'. Of course, it is in B&W! Notice the spellings, 'Graphex' on the top of the lens and 'Graphlex' on the lens to the lower right of 'OPTAR'. It was used by a photographer in WWII and given to me just before he passed away.
D700, 105.0 mm f/2.8, ISO: 3200, +- 0.4s at f/13.0
D300 with 80-400VR (classic version) + Kenko extension tubes + teleconverter added just to add length to the combo. (I tried to take a photo with this combination but couldn't get it to focus on anything, even in manual focus.)