FS: Nikon 35mm back for 4x5

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  1. Wade D

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    I've never seen one like this till now. This back has no shutter. The film wind is silky smooth. Could be adapted to fit just about any 4x5 camera with a little effort. It was apparently made as an alternate back for a Polaroid microscope setup. It could be an interesting pinhole camera with a little work. Or whatever you want it to be.
    $75.00 with free shipping in the US. A USPS money order is the preferred payment.
    Please PM me if you would like this fairly unique piece of history.
     

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    How does one compose and focus the image with this back?
     
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    I really have no idea. It was made for a microscope setup and has no viewfinder.
    Just a curious piece of history that someone might be able to adapt to a different purpose. I don't think it will fit a standard 4x5 back or Graflok. If it doesn't sell I will make it into a pinhole camera.
     
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    what's that button for that looks like a shutter release?
     
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    Might be a rewind release [SWAG] :smile:
     
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    It releases the film wind lever to advance to the next frame. Rewind button is on the bottom.
     
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    I would guess that's some kind of a collectible...
     
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    Just a thought.. That darkslide is weird and not needed unless you intent on taking off the back all the time ..and microspcopes don't have a shutter... (hence the use of adapters and normal SLR backs)... BUT... I was just editing the Konica I page on Camerapedia and saw that the Rubicon (the 1940s predecessor of the Konica I) was made as a camera back for x-ray photography (on 35mm film)....with the darkslide as shutter...
     
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    Good link ausphoto. Any takers at $50 with free shipping? I'm not in it for the cash so much as to find it a good home where someone might be able to use it. Like I said earlier if it doesn't sell it will become a pinhole project for me.:smile: