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Ronrut B



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: Original Lenses Reply with quote

Hello

What were the original, stock lenses shipped with a Crown Graphic? I don't know the year of the camera, but it has a side mounted range finder. I hope you can help!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_5.html
Kodak Ektar and Wollensak-Graphic Optar most common
Other lens made at the time may have been offered as options.

What is the serial number? its on the plate bradded to the bed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey
it could be a 127mm or a 135mm
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banjo;

O P did not specify 4" x 5" which your reply assumes. A 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" would probably have had a 101 mm, 103 mm or a 105 mm as original lens.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey Henry
what about the 103mm don't for get the best one! LOL!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Banjo;

Note the edit which corrects not only the oversight you noted but the misspelled word in that same sentence.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A better reference would be the 1941 price list:
http://www.cameraeccentric.com/html/info/graflex_1.html

The Ektars and Optar were standard of the time.

Also available from graflex was the 65mm, 90mm WA Optar,
88mm Bousch and Lomb wide angle,
80mm and 100mm wide angle ektar,
10" and 15" telephoto Optar.

Interesting the 8" Optar was not listed, though that may have only been available as a raptar.

A later catalog also listed a 150mm Ysarex, 135mm Xenar.
And for the 23 a 100mm f3.5 Tessar or 80mm f2.8 heligon.

I havent seen too many with the ysarex, but the Xenar is common on the later cameras.

Also I have seen a few Century Graphics with a 80mm f2.8 Xenotar. (I have one and its my favorite)


Also, I have seen a few century graphics with a
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