coolvintagecameras - Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back - CoolVintageCameras - Camera
coolvintagecameras - Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back - CoolVintageCameras - Camera
coolvintagecameras - Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back - CoolVintageCameras - Camera
coolvintagecameras - Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back - CoolVintageCameras - Camera
coolvintagecameras - Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back - CoolVintageCameras - Camera

Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens and Polaroid 55 Back

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Graflex Crown Graphic 4x5 Press Camera Large Format Camera with 127mm Kodak Ektar f4.7 Lens with Polaroid 55 Instant film back In its heyday, the Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic 4x5 was one of the world's premier press cameras. Although the market for press cameras disappeared long ago, countless Crown Graphics live on today.

Crown Graphics are plentiful on the used market, often at very reasonable prices. Sometimes the camera has as bit of trouble closing, but can be fixed super easily. They are quite lightweight, a very desirable quality in a 4x5 camera designed for hand-held use. These qualities, along with the camera's wide-angle friendly construction make the Crown Graphic an excellent option as a low cost field camera, or perhaps as a backup 4x5.

Downsides to the Crown Graphic as a field camera stem from its original design as a press camera. These include: lack of many front movements customarily used by landscape photographers, no back movements, and a non-reversible back that is permanently fixed in the horizontal position. Depending on your needs as a photographer, or your budget, these downsides may or may not deter you from pressing a Crown into use as a field camera.