thought I'd finally get around to posting an image of my latest build. It's similar to the first in design, but because I was planning to carry it around Sri Lanka for a month it had to be smaller and lighter. It shoots up to 3"x4" polaroid/paper and can use a 6x9 roll film holder.
It worked great on the trip and was strong enough to take the bumps, something the first wasn't able to do.
Built out of an IKEA Bjur÷n plant pot (now no longer available, pity had a few more ideas using this pot), and a Sinar 4x5 back. Shutter and pinhole mounted internally. Shutter design pilfered from others on the net, a sliding opening sprung loaded, actuated by a locking cable release. 118mm focal length, 0.400mm hole, f304ish. Daytime shots on EI 100 films range from 8-30 seconds depending on reciprocity (sunny 16). Shadow shots from 30 to 200 seconds. Not tried night shots yet
Yes Steve. As it stands it will take Type 100 pack film and 120 rollfilm (up to 6x9). But without too much work a 545 Polaroid back can be adapted, or you can use a ready adapted NPC back for 4x5. Admittedly not with full coverage, but the opening in the baffle halfway through the body can be widened, no problem. Exactly why it's there at all is a mystery. The body is cast in one piece and tough as nails.
The good thing about the 600SE system is that is so extensive. Extension tubes to the rear for macro, all sorts of 120 backs, finders (ground glass, 45 degr reflex) etc etc. The list goes on.