Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Extension Bellows For Speed Graphic
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Accessories Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
SpeedGraphicMan



Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:45 pm    Post subject: Extension Bellows For Speed Graphic Reply with quote

Hello All!

I was reading through "The Crown, Century and Speed Graphic Guide".
It mentioned therein that there were accessory extension bellows available for the Speed Graphic.

Is this true? Were there ever any extension bellows made for the Speed?
If so does anyone have one that they could post a pick of? I would like to see hoe it looks and works?

Thanks in advance!
_________________
"I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
1banjo



Joined: 16 Nov 2008
Posts: 478
Location: kansas

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey
I never herd of one & never seen one
as it would take an add on rail of some kind to work!!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3230
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neither
http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_5.html
nor
http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_4.html
mention an accessory extension bellows.

What reference manual do you have?
_________________
The best camera ever made is the one that YOU enjoy using and produces the image quality that satifies YOU.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Henry



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 1442
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How would you fit an extension bellows anyway? Maximum bellows travel is limited by the length of the front standard tracks. I don't see how you could make it longer without also extending the tracks somehow.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dan Fromm



Joined: 14 May 2001
Posts: 1888
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not to be a complete idiot, but if I had an extension bellows for a Graphic, how and where would I attach it?

My Graphics have all the bellows they can use without major rework.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SpeedGraphicMan



Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan Fromm wrote:
Not to be a complete idiot, but if I had an extension bellows for a Graphic, how and where would I attach it?


I would assume that there would be something similar to a lensboard...

All I know is that the book I have says, "Lenses of a longer focal length (longer than the 15" tele optar) may be fitted to your Speed Graphic by means of an extension bellows... See your Graflex dealer for more information... Blah Blah Blah...
_________________
"I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Dan Fromm



Joined: 14 May 2001
Posts: 1888
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Share the book's name etc. with us.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SpeedGraphicMan



Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan Fromm wrote:
Share the book's name etc. with us.

See my first post...
_________________
"I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Henry



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 1442
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A mug of your favorite brew to the first person (other than the OP and myself) to identify the source: "I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."

N.B. Hint: nothing to do with Graphic/Graflex.
Hint #2: The Pride of Darby, PA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3230
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is the publication date? Does it have a parent company logo on it?
_________________
The best camera ever made is the one that YOU enjoy using and produces the image quality that satifies YOU.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Dan Fromm



Joined: 14 May 2001
Posts: 1888
Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Cooper, Henry?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Henry



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 1442
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mmm, no, Dan. Who's Joe Cooper? Did he play for the Phillies?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Billy Canuck



Joined: 04 Apr 2006
Posts: 154
Location: Calgary AB Canada

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Henry, that quotation is from the immortal W. C. Fields, who also said, "Here lies W. C. Fields. I would rather be living in Philadelphia."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Henry



Joined: 09 May 2001
Posts: 1442
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right you are. Emphasis on the dual meaning of "living": "alive," and "dwelling." Often misquoted as "I would rather be in Philadelphia," which sort of makes sense in the context of an epitaph, but isn't as funny (or subtle) as the original. BTW, neither quotation is actually on Fields's tombstone.

Have a frosty mug of Molson's, or whatever you guys drink up there, on me!

P.S. Despite what many ignorant writers have said, W.C. did not hate Philadelphia. There are numerous references to the city, and to other Pennsylvania locales, in his films, all of them quite fond. One example of many, this one from "The Old-Fashioned Way": "When I was playing Mahony City, up in P...." He never finishes the sentence, but the reference is to Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, up in the coal regions. I drove through it just the other day. (Locals pronounce it "Mackanoy.")
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
SpeedGraphicMan



Joined: 09 Jun 2012
Posts: 14
Location: Los Angeles

PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an illustration from a 1963 Burke and James catalog, showing a Speed Graphic fitted with an extension rail and long-tele lens.

How can I post it here?


The W.C. Feilds quote is from the 1940 film "My Little Chickadee".
When a lynch mob is about to hang Feilds, they ask him for his last request...
He responds with, "Yes, I would like to see Paris before I die..."
When they begin to slip the noose about his neck he cries out, "Philadelphia will do!...
_________________
"I would like to see Paris before I die... Philadelphia will do..."
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Accessories Help All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group