How a Camera Flash Became a Lightsaber

Posted by on Tuesday February 14, 2017 | Video

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As if you needed another reason to love Star Wars (the originals), Digital Rev has produced this entertaining short piece on how a Graflex camera flash became cinema’s most iconic weapon.

Specifically, the light saber in the original Star Wars film was a modified Graflex 3-cell flashgun. Since its cinematic debut, the price of Graflex cameras on eBay and other used markets has soared as prop collectors have scooped them up to make their very own Jedi weapon.