It was introduced in 1955 as a replacement for the Graflex Ciro 35. Although based on the Ciro 35's basic design, essentially every mechanical part as well as the styling was modified. The camera was focussed by push buttons located on either side of the lens, and the shutter was released by pulling outward on a lever mounted on the front of the camera body. Production ended in 1958.
The Graphic 35 was available with either an f3.5 or f2.8 lens. A Prontor SVS shutter with speeds to 1/300 was used and featured V, X, and M flash synchronization. The rangefinder was of the split image type and used a separate viewfinder from that used to compose the image.
Some restoration notes at www.refracted.net/graphic-35.html
- Graphic 35 at Graflex.Org
- Graphic 35 at Mediajoy's Guide to Classic Cameras, follow the "Next" link at the bottom of the page to have illustrated instructions for use
- Repair notes at Daniel Mitchell's camera site, with top cover removal and rangefinder and focus adjustment
- Instruction manual for Graflex Graphic 35 at www.orphancameras.com