If the camera is 4x5 (as opposed to 3.25x4.25), it's a great find. Measure the size of the ground glass back.
Based on the vintage of the front standard and the newer shutter and what I can see of the metal shade on back, it's probably got the graflok back (which has spring loaded levers built into the back), which is also ideal. If the cloth shutter works, you can shoot about any lens on this, including a magnifying glass in a tp tube, indoors or out.
Cheapest way to play with it would be paper negatives. For low volume color, a fuji instant film back. For medium volume B&W: several holders in antistatic bags, a darkroom, box of quality film, negative pages, chemicals, enlarger or scanner, etc...
Uhm, I just measured the ground glass. The glass is 3.75" x 4.75". What does that mean? And, I do believe that the back on both is a Grafloc. I will post pics of everything I got soon...
Originally Posted by jp498
That means you need 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" film which you can order from FreeStyle or Ilford. Ilford has a special run of custom cut film this time of year and the cutoff is in June. Check the Ilford site or Simon Galley here in APUG [also Simon.Galley@harmantechnology.com]
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Nothing beats a great piece of glass!
I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.
Hmmmm.. I will have to look into the special film. I'm kind of sad it's not a 4x5... Is there any chance these would do 4x5 with a different back? Or could I still use 4x5 and just have a bit lost on the sides?
Attached are pics of the other camera I got, the back of this and the other are the same. And then the rest of the stuff that was in the trunk, too...
The glass is 3.75" x 4.75
That means you need 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" film
I think the ground glass on a 4x5 would be around the size the OP quoted.
My Graphic Super is about that size.
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Sounds right. I can't imagine the ground glass being 1/2" oversized. More like slightly undersized for 4x5.
Originally Posted by mwdake
you can safely put that into the metal recycling bin. No film packs made any more.
Originally Posted by tryals15
film holders such as have been discussed are readily available. don't get confused by differences between "graflex" and "graphic" backs -- all 4 by 5 film holders sold today are for your camera unless someone specifically says they are for a "graflex" camera, but those are all more collectibles.
Nooooo. Trade that thing to me for a film holder. The FPAs make great wetplate holders. And I use the metal from any old film packs to adjust the focal plane for the glass plates.
Originally Posted by summicron1
BTW, the 1234 film pack adapter is for 4x5 so if it fits your camera back, you have a 4x5 camera.
Agreed. The image area on a film is smaller than the actual film size. Actually, the film itself is smaller than it claims to be as it's specified in the size a glass plate would be but as originally film was put into metal holders (septums) to allow it to fit in glass plate holders, the film will be slightly smaller.
Originally Posted by mwdake
The measured size of 4.75 x 3.75 sounds just right for 5x4.
I like this conclusion better...
Originally Posted by Steve Smith