Busch Pressman Model D

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Busch of Chicago, USA designated its 4×5 press camera the Pressman Model D. While clearly inspired by the Graflex Speed Graphic, the Pressman models did not include a focal-plane shutter. Busch did offer a few innovations of its own, such as a revolving back; and the optional top-mounted "Busch Vue-Focus," which combined rangefinder focusing and parallax-compensated viewing in a single device.

Common lens options include a Wollensak Raptar f/4.7 135mm lens, or a Wollensak Optar f/4.7 135mm in a Graphex Synchromatic shutter. As these were "working" cameras, it is quite common to find examples today whose lenses and shutters have been exchanged by their past owners.


Press cameras made in the United States of America
Beseler 4×5 Press Camera | Burke & James 4×5 Speed Press | Busch Pressman Model C | Busch Pressman Model D | Graflex Speed Graphic | Kalart Press Camera | Meridian 45A | Meridian 45B | Omega 120 | Printex Press | Rilex | Tower Press Camera