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The Busch Pressman Model D is a press camera made in the 1950s and 1960s. It is one of Busch's great mobile view cameras, with three finders—ground glass screen, optical with parallax correction, and big sports finder with parallax correction. It accomodates a wide variety of lens, allows standard tilt and shift movements, and double bellows enxtension. It has a rotatable plate holder.

For focusing by shifting the front standard, the camera has a focusing scale and a pointer with magnifier. Other focusing aids are the precise coupled range finder, and eventually a special press camera focusing lever at the lens. As a press camera, it can be used with a big bulb flash. The camera provided M, F and X flash syncronization. 

The series of images above shows a later model that has the combined coupled rangefinder/optical view finder on top instead of a separate rangefinder on one side. Like the earlier model, it has a Rapax Synchromatic shutter with speeds from 1 sec. to 1/400 sec. and a Wollensak Raptar f/4.7 135mm lens. Other versions have a Wollensak Optar f/4.7 135mm and a Graphex Synchromatic shutter. Some are equipped with other lens/shutter combinations, for example a Carl Zeiss Jena lens 1:4.5 f=15cm in a Compur shutter.



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Press cameras made in the United States of America
Beseler 4x5 Press Camera | Burke & James 4x5 Speed Press | Busch 4x5 Pressman | Busch 6x9 Pressman | Busch Pressman Model C | Busch Pressman Model D | Graflex Speed Graphic | Meridian 45A | Meridian 45B | Omega 120 | Printex Press | Rilex

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