The Speed Graphic Camera a staple of the press corps

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Camera Obscura

2015-07-06 16:14:22

The Speed Graphic camera was the workhorse of the press-corps from its' introduction in 1912 and throughout the 30's and 40's. It took 4 steps to capture a photo and was on the heavy side, but did take incredible snaps in the right hands. Because Speed Graphics are not that easy to find, they have become quite collectible. A quick check of eBay shows several available, mainly in the $350-$550 range.
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Camera Obscura

Lense Flare

2015-07-06 16:14:22

If you've ever watched an old movie from the period and seen a member of the press corps snap a pic, he was probably holding one of these!




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