Those Grafmatic film holders are nice, and are a significant wt. savings. The only drawback is one must have a graflock back. I may move upto this system one day.
And Thanks GreyWolf! That does help. Filling the tank with water at the end to facilitate getting them out unscathed is great! That, and some needed practice should do the trick. Thanks again!
You don't actually need a Graflok back to use a Grafmatic--just enough clearance under the groundglass to slip it in, since it's thicker than a traditional filmholder. If you can try one out and discover that it doesn't fit, sometimes it is possible to add washers or spacers to give you a little more room for Grafmatics, Polaroid holders, rollfilm holders, etc.
Really David? Boy, did I get that wrong. Glad to hear that as well. I would've gone that route had I known! Oh well. Good to know for the future. Maybe one day I'll try some mf roll film in a holder.
Chris, calumet sells a roll film holder that fits ours just fine. They have all the 6x whatevers you would want. I love 6x12 negatives. Nice thing is it works like a film holder not an attachment like the ones that need a graflock back.
Yeah, I've got one of those. What a price, I paid about $400 used for it and I've used it less than a dozen times. Plus the damn thing can barely be used with Konica infrared. I had to make a metal darkslide for it as the plastic one was IR permeable and the seals leak IR pretty bad too. The IR film was the main reason I bought it too. GRRRR.
I also had to cut a film holder for my Beseler from a smaller size.
As for panoramas its easier to shoot 4x5 full frame and crop.
One of these days I'll find something really good to use it for.