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    Mitchell Graph-Check Sequence Camera

    I finally got my hands on some only-mildly-outdated (2006) Polaroid 57 film to try out my Graph-Check camera. I posted the results in the gallery:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showimage.php?i=52931

    Here's a good writeup about it on the net (mine is a slightly newer version than the one pictured):

    http://www.vintagephoto.tv/graphcheck.shtml


    Anyone else got one of these?

    Duncan

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    Hey Duncan:

    Yes.. I have one.

    What model is yours ?

    Mine is the Model 400. So I can use Type 52.

    My problem is that my Type 52 the pods are DRY :-(

    Where did you find your camera at ?

    Thanks

    Scott
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    I don't have one, but one of the Melbourne fellas does:-

    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...imageuser=1912

    That is "Munz6869" He is away overseas currently, should be back around the end of July or early August.

    Mick.

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    I'm still lurking (whilst sitting in a hotel in Vienna). I've only used TXP pushed to a grainy 3200 in mine, with good results, but suffering from the grain and contrast...

    Marc!

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    Wow, I've never seen this camera before. About how much do they go for, and do you think one could be easily modified to use normal sheet film?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holmburgers View Post
    Wow, I've never seen this camera before. About how much do they go for, and do you think one could be easily modified to use normal sheet film?
    They will take a regular 4x5 film holder just fine. Then you can use what ever you like :-)

    You can set the shutter opening speed to very slow and then get 8 different shots on one film, very cool to play with.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott_Sheppard View Post
    They will take a regular 4x5 film holder just fine. Then you can use what ever you like :-)

    You can set the shutter opening speed to very slow and then get 8 different shots on one film, very cool to play with.

    Thanks

    Scott
    Even the very slow is still reasonably fast - I sure wouldn't be able to compose and shoot 8 completely different shots like that...but hey, that might make an interesting challenge! Or to be really silly, you could try to point in exactly the 8 directions required so that when they all showed up on film they'd be a complete 4x5 view of the scene :-) I guess that would be the analog version of "stitching" eh?

    I'll have to look to see which model mine is when I get home tonight. It's the faster one that needs the 57 film, whichever model that is. I picked it up on That Auction Site, of course, for something like $50, with original case and instructions. As you pointed out, the Polaroid 545 holder it comes with can just be slid out and a normal 4x5 holder slid in, and voila, you can shoot whatever sheet film you can get your hands on! Now if only someone made a grainless moderate-contrast 3200 speed 4x5 sheet film, darn it.

    Duncan

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    Mine is a model 400A...

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