Wow! Now it has even more going on. With all that juggling to align all the stars to take a photo, I guess this was not the thing for spontaneous candid shots.Another thing that makes the speed graphic seem complex is it’s a collective of multiple different companies products.
The body with focus track bellows rear shutter and ground glass back is Graflex.
On this one the lens and leaf shutter are Kodak, though some speed graphics had graflex brand lenses often in a shutter made by yet another company.
Believe it or not, Acme made some of those shutters.
Note that this means there are two separate shutters made by two different companies that do not synchronize and you’re on your own with that!
Then in addition to the ground glass focusing there is a second (rangefinder) focusing system mounted on the side and synchronized with the bellows track via a cam system which must be calibrated to the lens focal length.
Further! There is a mount for a bulb flash unit that can synchronize the the lens shutter but IIRC cannot synchronize to the focal plane shutter.
While it seems like a lot, it’s no different from a bicycle with size adjustments, gear adjustment and shifting, brakes and tires to keep inflated etc.
One thing at a time!
You ever connect em all and then em all on at once? That has the makings of a viral video right there.Bored with my toanz again so running down all my flangers.
Seems I have seven vintage MXR flangers including every model, all with reticon chips. The Ibanez is same era 18v with probably an heirloom panasonic chip. The Fulltone is now rare and nice, does chorus too and sdds blend to ease back to a more subtle effect, volume for control of output which flangers are notorious for loss or boost. The Ibanez (Maxon) is a strong runner right now but I love vintage MXR for making genuine gourmet circuits.
Must have 20-30 vintage flangers and I dont even like the jet swoosh thang...
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