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Limited Run === G R A F L E X === Flashgun Gen.2 ... now taking PRE-ORDERS!!! New Pics Oct. 5

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by Romans Empire, Apr 29, 2015.

  1. Romans Empire

    Romans Empire Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    October 5, 2017

    Here it is... Graflex Gen.2!!!

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    Septmeber 20, 2017

    Gen.2 Graflex
    http://romanprops.com/product/camera-flashgun/

    Expected shipping window: Halloween-Thanksgiving 2017Pre-sale starts tonight Septemeber 20, 2017!!! Pre-Order Price $185... BUT...

    Graflex Flash Body Correction 4.jpg

    1st 100 Pre-Orders will sell at $175!!!


    Notable tweaks:

    - Bunny Ear length
    - Improved Shoulder Shape (below)
    - Improved Overall Finish
    - Distance increased from center to pin-socket



    June 20, 2017

    FYI, run #2 is not out of the question... that is all. ;)

    May 28, 2017

    Thanks to everyone who supported this project!!! The Graflex is now SOLD OUT. :ninja

    Dec 23, 2016
    Graflex page is fully... operational...!!! Pre-Order your flashgun here : http://romanprops.com/product-category/graflex/
    View attachment 603612


    ***NOTE : Sign-up only if you are seriously interested. It's okay to change your mind BEFORE the purchase. However...

    - Once time comes to make the purchase, and you actually make the purchase, please follow through on that commitment.
    - Please do NOT ask for a refund. You are more than welcome to sell your flashgun once you have received it.
    - If you are not sure about your financial situation... do NOT make the purchase.

    December 23, 2016:

    Not exactly beauty shots yet, but here's a few pics with terrible lighting.

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    I believe these turned out great and am pretty happy with them! :)

    Here's a few things I noticed:

    The battery-cans seem to be a bit brighter than the top shell on some units. Scotch brite may help, but I haven't tried it yet.
    The clamps have more of a matte finish, similar to a real clamp (definitely not as bright as my clamp run). Oh! And notice anything about that lettering?
    Finally, these look and feel very sturdy. VERY well made. But they do seem to have tiny flaws & imperfections throughout. Nothing that really stands out though. Overall, I think you guys will be very happy. :)

    December 16, 2016:
    Hey Guys, heard from the Brokerage house and was told the shipment would be in my town Monday and delivered Tuesday. Customs took a little longer than expected, but these are finally right around the corner. :)

    November 28, 2016:
    Graflex is shipping to me this week. Will post more info as it becomes available. :)

    November 2, 2016:
    Hey Guys,

    There was a tiny issue about 10 days ago, and it has already been fixed!! :) I didn't post about it, because then everyone was going to freak out and we still had time according to their last ETA.

    Bulb-contacts didn't look quite right, so they were remade. Everything is still being assembled, but they said they are "busting their butts" to get them out right away. So maybe a few more days.

    First batch bulb contacts:
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    NEW BATCH:
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    October 12, 2016:

    Hey Guys!!! :D

    Heard from the shop, and it looks like the Graflex will be shipping in about 2 weeks. So with some luck we'll have them by the end of the month!!! :D

    Does that mean they are absolutely, positively shipping in 2 weeks? Well, no. But it should be right around the 2 week mark.

    Not sure the conversion kits will be shipping at the same time, but I expect to get word on those soon. :)

    September 22, 2016 :


    Got final clamp & button samples last week, and they were freaking awesome!! Button coloring is dead-on & clamp looks soooo much better than first & second samples! :D

    Today, the final tweaks were submitted for the grips!!! So that's it. Everything is submitted and approved. :) The Graflex is in full production, and not likely to stop until it is complete. I think we are still good for next month. :)

    August 11, 2016 :

    HEY GUYS!! Looks like things will be wrapping up in the next couple months!! Woohoo!! YAY!! :D

    Final prototypes ready early next month.
    Complete Graflex units should be shipping to me in October! :D

    Thanks to everyone who jumped in on this project to help bring the Graflex back to life!! :)
    And a very special THANKS to Chris @teecrooz for lending me a Graflex when all my others were stuck at the old shop.

    That's it for now! Should be a very Merry Christmas for everyone!! :)

    June 30, 2016 - It's alive! It's ALIVE!!!
    A few tweaks needed, but this working sample just makes me giddy.
    :p
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    June 15, 2016 - More Sample pics!!! :D


    May 5, 2016 - 1st Samples in!!
    :D


    May 9, 2016 - More Samples :) :
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  2. Luke the Belter

    Luke the Belter Well-Known Member

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    Re: G R A F L E X ... anyone?

    I would be in for one, if the price is right.
    I know how expensive the original one is.
    But there is at least one nice replica out there which has quitw the right price ;)
    If you can get near to this one it is a go...
     
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  3. OBI WAN KEN0B1

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    I would be interested as well. Depending on price :)
     
  4. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Really interested. I'm buying one the first time, but if this is an ULTD RUN I'll be buying more through time!

    Also, is going to be any way to know if it's a replica or an original? I ask because I do not want to see these being sold on eBay as originals when they're replicas. Like and inside tell or something.
     
  5. kursosawa

    kursosawa Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Color me interested.
     
  6. Rupert_Angier

    Rupert_Angier Sr Member

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    Interested as well
     
  7. Straycatt

    Straycatt Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested
     
  8. dday

    dday Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Subscribed pending some details :D
     
  9. Don93

    Don93 Well-Known Member

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    Interested depending on cost.
     
  10. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: G R A F L E X ... anyone?

    Curious about any tells in your replica Graflex myself...maybe a "stamp" (f.e.) on the inside would be possible to distinguish yours from a real one

    FINALLY a reliable and trustworthy vendor...well played Roman! :):thumbsup
    Can´t wait for your MPP ;)

    Markus
     
  11. dontfeedmyego

    dontfeedmyego Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm down for one


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  12. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Or on the covered by the clamp exterior of the bottom tube. I don't know if I explained myself...

     
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  13. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    good idea!

    Stamp on upper and lower tube, hidden by the clamp.
    Stamp on recessed area of clamp, hidden by the sidebars

    Markus
     
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  14. teecrooz

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    Re: G R A F L E X ... anyone?

    I'd probably pick up 2 to 4.
     
  15. Kalel76

    Kalel76 Active Member

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    I'd get one.
     
  16. Robiwon

    Robiwon Master Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Now this is a great idea. Put me down as interested in one, pending price of course. Hopefully price will be on par with the Parks.
     
  17. dday

    dday Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I second an MPP :D
     
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  18. The Terminator

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    Interested :D
     
  19. OBI WAN KEN0B1

    OBI WAN KEN0B1 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    just curious but what does MPP stand for ?
     
  20. Serenity

    Serenity Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested in one, possibly more, pending price/details of course.
     
  21. KaanE

    KaanE Sr Member

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    Micro Precision Products. The maker of the flash used for the Vader's saber.
     
  22. cayman shen

    cayman shen Master Member

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    Interested depending on price...and may I suggest pre-drilled ESB bottoms and second red buttons as an option?
     
  23. chuck2003

    chuck2003 Active Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Price depending I would be interested
     
  24. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interest in three.
     
  25. Andymac84

    Andymac84 Sr Member

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    Interested :) take one or two depending on the final price plus shipping
     
  26. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: G R A F L E X flashgun ... anyone?

    I would probably be one or two... maybe more down the line as - thanks to that trailer - my friends suddenly care about my Graflex sabers and are asking where to get one...

    I told them it would cost them now, but that there's a guy I know potentially making perfect replicas.... A couple sounded like they'll want one.

    And yeah, a pre drilled vader?! Oh man doo eeeeeeet.

    I have a couple of Vader ROTJ versions, but I would LOVE a shiny, straight off the assembly line version.

    -EL
     
  27. Coop

    Coop Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In for at least one.

    Also: Do you plan on offering any parts separately? Namely the red button, 'natch.
     
  28. mogaert

    mogaert Active Member

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    Ditto.
     
  29. Usagi Pilgrim

    Usagi Pilgrim Sr Member

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    I'm good for 2, depending price.

    Maybe 3.
     
  30. NeoRutty

    NeoRutty Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: G R A F L E X flashgun ... anyone?

    I got an e-mail from Parks... sounds like he's moving on to a Graflex specifically made and sold to be an electronics conversion... not making actual "Flash Handles" anymore... Just saber...

    So doing this is friggin GREAT. I don't want speaker holes and "graflex" missing from clamp and bottom...
     
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  31. honnziva

    honnziva Active Member

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    interested pending price
     
  32. Darran

    Darran Active Member

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    I'm interested depending on price :thumbsup
     
  33. n8dgr8

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    I would be interested in one.
     
  34. kalarcana

    kalarcana Well-Known Member

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    I'd like at least 2 depending on the final price.


    Rick
     
  35. Arlington Beech

    Arlington Beech Well-Known Member

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    Very interested!
     
  36. scottjua

    scottjua Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Micro Precision Products

    - - - Updated - - -

    I'd be interested in many...
     
  37. QCWolf

    QCWolf Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested for sure.
     
  38. PoopaPapaPalps

    PoopaPapaPalps Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested!


    In an MPP....;)
     
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  39. animefan

    animefan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I better get in on this
     
  40. dbalschi

    dbalschi Sr Member

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    Interested in 1 maybe 2
     
  41. bill313

    bill313 Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested in at least 1
     
  42. Jediscum

    Jediscum Well-Known Member

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    At least one, but probably two for me as well.
     
  43. Jedioz

    Jedioz Active Member

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    As said , depends on price but would be in for 3
     
  44. neoprime

    neoprime Well-Known Member

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    I'm in at least one. I'd be in for parts too.
     
  45. Adomeitw

    Adomeitw Active Member

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    Interested in two
     
  46. extreme_too2

    extreme_too2 Well-Known Member

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    In, especially if a second red button is available.
     
  47. JoeG

    JoeG Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Definitely in for 2
     
  48. vader1974

    vader1974 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: G R A F L E X flashgun ... anyone?

    Why not.
     
  49. Spyhunter2k

    Spyhunter2k Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interested.
     
  50. Husker75

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    In for two depending price. Maybe 3.. And I'd also love a vader. :)
     

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