Speed Graphic

Speed Graphic cameras had an exceptionally
long production life-span; 1912-68.

Speed Graphic. The First of this famous line of press cameras was built by the Folmer & Schwing division of Eastman Kodak in 1912. It was fitted with a focal-plane shutter which gave speeds up to 1/1000 of a second by selecting the slit width and tension. The line continued into the 1960s with little change in its basic design. The top handle on this model makes it an early Speed Graphic. The Pre-anniversary, Anniversary, and Pacemaker models all have side handles.


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