1965 Graflex XL Rangefinder - Fully Working - Modular Press Camera System

1965 Graflex XL Rangefinder - Fully Working - Modular Press Camera System


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The Graflex XL is a medium format, modular press camera system from Graflex, introduced 1965 and was the last camera designed by the company.

There are three different camera bodies available. The most well known is the XL or XLRF with rangefinder focusing. This provides a parallax correcting finder with a 90% view with three frame markings. The outer portion for 80mm, the middle for 100mm and the inner portion for 180mm. XL Standard or XLS body is similar to the RF version but without range finder focusing. Optional finders can be attached if desired. The XL Super Wide or XLSW body is similar to the XLS without a built-in finder but the depth is decreased and designed to uses the 47mm Schneider lens.

80mm Rodenstock Heliagon f/2.8 xl Compur 1/500 shutter

Lens Accessories Included
Quick focus lever

Back Accessories Included
XL Graflock Back
XL Focusing Panel
XL Viewing Hood

Does not come with any film back so you can choose to buy either the Polaroid film back and have an instant camera, or buy the 120 roll film back and have a professional medium format camera. Either way you choose, the Graflock Back is included so you can attach any back accessory.

This camera is all original and fully functional. Some minor cosmetic damage such as a hairline crack in the handle near the shutter release cable, original shutter release cable is somewhat corroded and can be replaced with a new one. Shutter fires properly at all speeds, and with the quick focus lever installed, you'll never miss a thing. The front glass panel of the rangefinder is broken which is unfortunate cosmetically but does not affect performance of the camera or rangefinder at all. One line is slightly visible when peering through the rangefinder in the top right quadrant.

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Returns and exchange details

Due to the nature of vintage items being used, we cannot guarantee that any item will be in perfect working condition. Oftentimes vintage items need a bit more creativity to operate than a brand new item and can have unique quirks like a stiff button, or wiggly latch. We do our best to thoroughly test and describe the condition of every item we sell.
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