Speed Graphic Camera

Made:
c. 1950 in Rochester
maker:
Graflex

Speed Graphic Camera 5"x4". Kalart Synchronized Range Finder; Supermatic shutter by Eastman Kodak; Kodak Ektar lens 1:4.7, 127mm, No FT4583; flash arm attached, fitted with Phillips Photoflux Type PF48 flashbulb (1982-5028/2).

Immortalised in fiction and used by generations of press photographers, the Speed Graphic has become a photographic icon. Legendary photographer Arthur Fellig (Weegee) used a Speed Graphic for his photographs of New York crime scenes in the 1940s.

Details

Category:
Photographic Technology
Object Number:
1982-5040/1
Materials:
glass, leather, leatherette, white metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall (with flash): 420 mm x 310 mm x 270 mm,
overall (camera): 280 mm x 190 mm x 200 mm,
type:
plate camera
credit:
The National Media Museum, Bradford