Graflex Compact

Though it appears anything but by most standards, this is the Graflex Compact. I acquired this camera, the largest in my collection, the same weekend as I got my smallest (the Riken Steky model II). I can’t find the minimum focussing distance anywhere. If you do, please let me know.   Make Graflex Model Compact…

Graflex Ciro 35

After being purchased by Graflex in late 1949 early 1950, the former Ciro 35 (formerly Cee-Ay 35 by Candid Camera Corporation) was re-introduced as the, wait for it, Graflex Ciro 35 which itself was used as the basis for the Graflex Graphic 35. It has a split image coupled rangefinder and Alphax Synchro-Matic shutter. The focusing…

Graflex Stereo Graphic

Manufactured between 1955 and 1960, the Graflex Stereo Graphic 35mm camera is a rather basic, though effective, stereo camera. It takes a pair of pictures with each exposure allowing for, I believe, 18 stereoscopic prints. The exposure settings are as follows: f4(cloudy), f5.6(hazy), f8(bright), f11(brilliant) and f16 (no description, but I vote for supernova).   Make…

Graflex Graphic 35

The Graflex Graphic 35 is a fun 35mm rangefinder camera with a quirky design. The dual push buttons for focus is one of its more interesting design choices, though the short throw of the arrangement can make it difficult to focus at times. The Speedomatic color-coded exposure calculator is a great idea but rarely works in…