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    Chinese 6x12 cm backs

    Does anyone have experience of these backs?
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/6x12-612-Roll-...QQcmdZViewItem

    All info gratefully received!

    Regards,

    David

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    Hi David,

    I have not had any experience with the back. I believe that Kerry Thalman reviewed the 6x17 version of this back.

    Additionally, our own Paul Owen has a posted review of a different 6x17 back that you can read about here:

    http://www.largeformatphotography.in...-hao-6x17.html

    Rich
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    You can get them from Foto-Arte in London - see HERE at a cost of £199 - bear in mind they can only be used with 120 film as they use red window counting!

    Hope this helps,

    Lachlan

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    I've seen one once and operated it briefly. I bought it for a friend of mine in the UK and made sure that it was okay before I sent it to him. I was able to easily put it on my camera and load a dummy roll. It didn't come with instructions, so I created some for him.
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    That looks like the Shen Hao bc back. The only negative is the ruby window for advancing your film. Some films are almost impossible to see the numbers with the dark red window. OTOH the back lets you do 6x12,6x9,6x6 and I think even 6x4.5 by just changing the mask. It's one of those things that are very simple and because of it should work forever.

    But I'm talking about the Shen version. Who knows how well this version is made. Price is similar to what I paid for the Shen . $225 US.

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    Thanks for comments - for £122.50 delivered (plus a possible £33 or so customs duties), I thought I'd take a punt. I'm just embarking on a new panorama-format landscape project and it would be highly labor-saving to do it on roll film.

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    David

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    There have been a few threads on the DaYi 6x17 back here, mentioning some of the other Chinese backs.
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    I looked at the Chinese backs, but settled on a Horseman; much more expensive, but much better quality.
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    I just tried my 6x12cm back out last week and it's pretty sweet. Shot a bunch of rolls with it in the Royal Gardens in Warsaw and they look to have come out great - I'm waiting to get my scanner out of storage, but the negs look fine.

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    I would be interested to know how you got on with the back, del etc as I have an old Crown Graphic I have been toying with putting a 612 back on for a while now..
    Gari

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