Graflex 35 Electric


Graflex 35 (Iloca) Electric samples

These are some shots taken with a Graflex 35 Electric, the USA version of the Iloca Electric, which was the first camera with battery-driven motor wind. I have several but this is the only one where the motor is still working. It must be said, just pushing the release button to fire the shutter and wind the film does make life a lot easier!
I used some long-expired colour film and it shows, the pictures came out rather grainy. Some were taken with a Steinheil Iloca-Quinon 50mm f/1.9 lens, others with a Schneider Retina-Curtagon 28mm f/4 lens. The latter does not normally fit on the Iloca Electric mount, despite them being very similar. However, it is easy to make the lens to fit by filing a small notch off its mount.
The pictures were taken around the Kings Buildings campus of Edinburgh University.