Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 70,553   Posts: 1,544,941   Online: 784
      
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 25
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    21

    Ernemann 9X12 camera q.

    Hello,
    I purchased an Ernermann 9X12 camera in perfect condition with 3 plates for only 20$ ,
    my question is: Does someone knows if I can make it usible for 4x5 standard film, if there is any adapters...or can I make one myself? I want to use it very much...


    thank u all!!!

    Mark Yashaev
    http://mark-y.com

  2. #2
    Ole
    Ole is offline
    Ole's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Bergen, Norway
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    9,281
    Blog Entries
    1
    Images
    31
    Get film inserts, and use it with 9x12cm film!

    Honestly, those old 9x12 plate cameras are wonderful little things, and a big fat botched-up 4x5" converter back ruins the whole pleasure.

    And: Congratulations with a great camera at a great price!
    -- Ole Tjugen, Luddite Elitist
    Norway

  3. #3
    df cardwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Dearborn,Michigan & Cape Breton Island
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,342
    Images
    8
    Agree with Ole, play with 9x12 !

    But, ahem, a neat 4x5 conversion CAN be done...

    http://home.earthlink.net/~donaldcar...el-Special.jpg

  4. #4
    bowzart's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Anacortes, WA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,217
    Images
    15
    I started with a 9x12 Kodak Recomar, and also a similar Zeiss unit. That was Holy Cow! 45 years ago! I still have the cameras and every once in awhile I think of using them. Back then, we could get 9x12 in film packs, but I doubt we're going to find any of those now. I have a back that gives me a 6x9 on 120 film, which is what I most often used. That was really great, especially for portraits. I imagine the roll backs must occasionally appear.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    797
    Images
    7

  6. #6

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    australia
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by df cardwell View Post
    Agree with Ole, play with 9x12 !

    But, ahem, a neat 4x5 conversion CAN be done...

    http://home.earthlink.net/~donaldcar...el-Special.jpg
    This does look neat, and for something like a patent etui (of which I have 3) it would make a great backpacking camera. Could you give more details?

  7. #7

    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Shooter
    4x5 Format
    Posts
    21
    Quote Originally Posted by bnstein View Post
    This does look neat, and for something like a patent etui (of which I have 3) it would make a great backpacking camera. Could you give more details?
    first off all thak u all..!!!
    more details...uploding some pic. the lens is Anastigmat 135mm f6.8 I remuved the lens and put on my TOYO 4x5 camera and it is cute and nice in good working order...(uploding pic that was taken with the lens) it's very small camera and i wish to make it backpacking camera.
    p.s
    sorry for the mess on my working table...))
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails DSC_4532.jpg   DSC_4523.jpg   DSC_4522.jpg   Untitled-2.jpg  

  8. #8
    bowzart's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Anacortes, WA
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,217
    Images
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by mark1981 View Post
    ... it's very small camera and i wish to make it backpacking camera.
    Nothing could be better for the purpose.

  9. #9
    Ian Grant's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    West Midlands, UK, and Turkey
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    16,272
    Images
    148
    You might want to swap the lens for a 135mm Tessar or equivalent which will give you significantly better performance and coverage. The early Tessar's cover 5x4 with room for some movements although edge/corner sharpness isn't up to modern standards until f22/f32. I have been using a 135mm Tessar on a Crown Graphic.

    Ian

  10. #10
    df cardwell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Dearborn,Michigan & Cape Breton Island
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    3,342
    Images
    8
    Very, very neat little camera. Perfect.

    The lens, I'll bet, is the same design as a Dagor, and will cover more than an ample amount. This isn't a camera to make 30x40s from. It doesn't seem to have been used enough to wear out the metal parts,
    but in time the bellows will need to be replaced. It seems to be a treasure.

    Camera Bellows, Birmingham, England (http://www.camerabellows.com/Replacement.html) is far and away the the best for this.

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin