Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Speed is Relative

They don't look very speedy, but the Graflex Speed Graphic managed to capture every Pulitzer Prize winning photo from 1942-1954.

Actually, the "Speed" in the name "Speed Graphic" comes from the focal-plane shutter, which could be set to as little as 1/1000th of a second.

The last Pulitzer-winning photo shot with a Speed Graphic, in 1961.

When people complain about DSLRs being big and bulky, they should be thankful they're not having to drag one of these around. A CaNikon pro body is svelte by comparison.