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Graflex 22 Model 200 6x6 120 Medium Format TLR w/ Case

Here's a cool TLR made by Graflex.

"The twin lens is obsolete...Who would want one?" I strongly disagree with that statement. Let me try to convince you

SLR cameras are certainly more useful for certain types of photography but the TLR has some important advantages that flow directly from its design. In an SLR there is a large and heavy mirror that has to move at high speed with every exposure. The mirror slows down response but more importantly it creates a strong slap that you can hear and feel, particularly in a medium format camera (this is the source of the Hasselblad "thunk.") The slap makes noise that can be objectionable, particularly if you are shooting weddings or strangers on the street. It also creates vibration that degrades your photos, even with a tripod.

In contrast, there is no mirror slap on the TLR. The shutter is very quite, nearly silent in a large room and there is greatly reduced vibration, which makes for sharper photos, particularly when hand-held or with long exposures.

In addition to the functional advantages, the TLR design has a charm not found in SLR designs. I find that people open up to a camera that they see as a charming oddity and this gets you better pictures.

This one is in excellent condition with light wear and works perfectly. The shutter is strong and accurate. The taking lens has a few minor cleaning marks on the front element but I can only see them with a bright flashlight, they will not impact your images. The viewing lens is slightly hazy but it is still easy to frame and focus.

The cool branded leather ever ready case is included.

SKU: 230814-9

Returns: 30 days money back

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