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    Speed Graphic Focal Plane shutter on other cameras

    Hi There,

    Just wondering if anyone has ever mounted a speed graphic FPS on another camera. Or used the rear standard from a speed graphic and mounted it on a technical camera or something like that? Is that possible?
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    MPP in the UK made a rear mounted shutter, so did Thornton Pickard. I have heard of the Graflex shutters being used, a Speed Graphics only a box once the front, rails & bellows are stripped out, but i's a waste of a reasonable camera.

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    Ian, as far as I understand the Packard shutter only fires at 1/25? That's better than nothing but seems to leave a lot to be desired. Recently I've seen some graphlex shutters on ebay for sale, I think they are replacement parts. Just wondering.
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    Thornton Pickard ain't Packard Very different The larger ones are quite rare though. There was a British MPP rear shutter that could be added to their early Micro Technical cameras, essentially a remake of the pre WWII Linhof Technika.

    The Graflex shutters are intregal parts of the camera so not sold separately.

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    There's a few like this floating around ebay right now:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Graflex-Speed-Gr...item3a5cc94585

    I was thinking it might not be that hard to make a rear standard and mount them to that.
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    Totally not sure if that's all the parts.
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    There's bit's missing, that or a variant shutter was used for the MPP Micro Press.

    That's the parts for a full rebuild/service on an existing camera, but not to make a whole new assembly.

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    Bummer.

    Well if I can find a beater, I wouldn't consider it a waste of a camera...just making something out of something else.
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    I have seen a speed graphic shutter (well the rear section of the camera) mounted onto an old view camera - it should not be that hard a modification.

    From memory Graflex did make an accessory focal plane shutter to fit onto a view camera too - I seem to remember seeing it in an old catalogue...

    Have you thought about mounting a speed graphic shutter to the front standard of a camera? That way you could use a wreck no one would bother restoring (or feel guilty about wrecking) like a 1/4 plate speed graphic?

    Would love to see some pictures of whatever you come up with - sounds like a fun project
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    woah Andrew...great idea. I was wondering about doing something with the smaller cameras. It certainly would be a lot cheaper. That's a perfect solution...that way you could have the back rotating and orientation of the rectangle wouldn't be important. And yeah, the cameras are plentiful on ebay and cheap.

    Very interesting...
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