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><2185> Rolleiflex - The German-made Rolleiflex
>twin-lens reflex camera is a distinctive piece of photography
>equipment dating to the 1930s. They were once popular press cameras,
>though more often seen in Europe than in the States (American press
>photographers preferred the Speed Graphic, made by Graflex of
>Rochester, New York), and are still made today for the art photography
If you're ever up here in Rochester, I encourage you to hit the George Eastman House. They have a pretty badass Museum of Photography there, including a number of super-spiffy Speed Graphics.
>Indeed, it must be horribly annoying to be an actual
>Speed Graphic collector these days, doggedly scouring
>the Earth for the one goddam Graphic flashgun someone
>hasn't turned into a lightsaber prop yet.
You think that's bad? Try being someone who collects mausers. Specifically, the Mauser C96. Classic firearm (I believe that Corwin's mauser is one of these, or at least a repro) and they keep getting snatched up by people who than chop them into pieces in order to make their own DL-44 replica.