Our principal tools were made by Graflex, a company that was connected to The Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY. Graflex cameras set the standard for studio and press work in the first half of the twentieth century before being replaced by smaller, lighter tools that took smaller film and gave the photos a significantly different look. Our Crown Graphic Special has seen a wide swath of uses both outdoors and in the studio. It once belonged to celebrated Philadelphia photographer Bob Asman. Our Graflex single-lens reflexes (we have three!) are among the few adapted to use modern film that are not gathering dust on a collector's shelf. They sport period improvements such as automatic stop down when you press the shutter, built-in French flag lens shades, and an on-board computer, called "the photographer's brain."