Neal, that's not the one. The problem is that I've not yet ever touched 4x5 and having recently aquired my crown graphic I now will. My couison sent me a Jobo ATL-2300 and also gave me a large gift as well, lot's of backs. I am speaking of the Graphic Film pack adapter, model 1234, I've check the graphic.org site and still can't figure it out and I think why is because I'm never used Pack film nor instant film.
I have a large qty of adapters and film backs in the 4x5 and 2 1/4 3 1/4 sizes.
So, can you tell me please what this adapter is specifically for and can I use it today with any fuji films?
At one time you could by "film packs" in 4x5 and smaller sizes which were essentially sheet film on a roll film base and attached to a paper backing. There were paper tabs sticking out that you would pull to shift the film from the front to the back of the pack after each exposure.
In that respect they are conceptually similar to the Polaroid/Fuji packs, but they are not interchangeable. Among other things, the film pack adaptors lack the rollers that mush the developing chemical pods that are part of the instant film packs.
Fuji makes pack instant film, not the kind of pack film that folks are talking about here. This kind of film has not been made in decades, from what I understand.
Edit: If the pack holders are for instant film they will work with the corresponding size Fuji films. If so, they will have rollers to pull the individual photos out through. Here is a pdf of a manual for a Bronica Polaroid back: http://www.buonaluce.com/Polabacks.pdf. If you scroll down to photos 4 and 4 you will see the rollers in action and film being pulled out of the back. If your backs do not have these rollers, they will not work with any Fuji film that I have ever heard of.
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Ok, now I understand completely. Fuji Makes Pack Instant film whereas I would have to purchase the Fuji (Pa-45???) adapter. and as far as this goes I'm out of luck.
I was hoping that maybe I could have used the rapid sheets etc...
Gents, thank you so much for your time. I'm greatful.
Tom, as far as I understand "Graphic Film Pack Adapter Cat.no. 1234" -- as you seem to be talking about-- is worthless, at lest in the sense that no film for these adapters are available anymore (another thing for collectors of Graflex stuff!). I have several of them, got them with some other stuff. Would be interesting to know if I'm wrong, but in view of what has already been said in this thread the probability seems to be approaching 0!
With your 4x5" Graphics you can have a lot of fun with other backs!
You are welcome to join the APUG social group "Graphics et al"!