6x7 120 back for shen hao HZX 4X5-IIA?

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  1. rustyair

    rustyair Member

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    Hi,

    I'm looking for a 6x7 roll film back for shen hao HZX 4X5-IIA.
    I was looking at a horseman 6x7 120 and a calumet 6x7 120 on ebay but not sure which one would work on my shen hao.
    Are there any other backs other than these two? Also do I need some kind of adapter?
    Thanks,
     
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    The hzx has a graflok type back. The horseman roll film holder that is intended to work with 4x5 cameras with a graflok (aka international standard) back will work perfectly with you camera. You focus, remove the focuspanel and attach the rollfilm holder. That's what thoselittle sliderthings on the back are for.
     
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    Thanks! I decided to go on a short a few day road trip( by car) with my shen hao and thinking of shooting handheld with a 6x7 120 film back without a tripod. (will use a tripod with 4x5 film) I'm not sure if it would work...Are there any good/cheap 6x7 optical viewfinder for this purpose? Am I able to take the same frame as I see through the viewfinder?
     
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    How are you going to hand hold the HZX?
    How will you focus? You'd need three or four hands to perform the proceedure described above with out a tripod....

    Honestly shooting LF hand held is a blast but, for the money, you'd be much better off getting a Crown Graphic with a well calibrated range finder.
     
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    I've done handheld HZX 4x5 film because I just could get the perfect angle on my tripod. It came out pretty good and my camera will be in my car most of the time so heaviness shouldn't be a problem. The focus is a problem but I 'might' get away with it with a right viewfinder and a few practice of distance and using something like f22 with high iso film. Of course it's not intended for flowers....Maybe it won't work...Just an idea. :cool: I sold my mamiya 7 a month ago and I have plenty of 120 films left.
     
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    And calibrate it to rb67 backs (they are slightly different from Graphics backs). They are much better and flatter backs than the old Graphic/Singer backs.

    tim in san jose