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    Vintage Graflex Graphic Polaroid back

    I just purchase a Speed Graphic 4x5 and will arrive sometime next week. Smart ass that I am, I decided to purchase a Polaroid back for it without doing much research, ( I believe the good one is the Polaroid 545 film holder) hey I am honest, saw it for sale locally and purchased and picked up the same day. To late now, here is the link to see item:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=280303152883

    I believe I could put Polaroid film type 55 into this vintage land back heavy thing, the question is, would it go at the back of my Graflex Speed Graphic? That's where I started to be concerned about it...until camera arrives I won't be able to have a clue, you know, I am also new to 4x5 anyway. As someone told me once in a street market, if it doesn't work? you can always put it up for decoration in a shelve?

    Thanks in advance,

    Jaime.

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    I had one of those that came with a Speed Graphic once. I sold it for $10 on ebay. My understanding is that it's useless except as decoration or a paperweight. I think it's the same as the back end of a Polaroid 110.

    If you're looking for a 545, I have one. I also have a 500.

    Dan

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    there is one 545 ending in the next hour, let me see if I can get that one. Where in NJ are you? is it free? :-)

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    Not all Polaroid backs fit the standard spring back of the Speed Graphic.
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    uh? I was going with notes from graflex.org

    http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/acc...l#PolaroidBack

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaimeb82 View Post
    As someone told me once in a street market, if it doesn't work? you can always put it up for decoration in a shelve?
    es verdad.

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    Well, good luck. Type 55 P/N is no longer made. The price of new old stock has gone through the roof.

    However, the news is not all bad.

    Polaroid 405 and 550 holders work with the appropriate Fuji instant print material.

    If you are adventurous, you can try Kodak Readyloads (also discontinued) and Fuji QuickLoads in a Polaroid 545 holder. Numerous sources on the web say this works. I have all 3 but haven't used the combinations yet.

    Anscojohn: I have a 405, 545 and 550 holder. They all work on my 1953 Pacemaker Speed Graphic.

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    Anscojohn: I have a 405, 545 and 550 holder. They all work on my 1953 Pacemaker Speed Graphic.[/QUOTE]
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    Does your Speedy have a regular spring back; or does it have the Graflok back?
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    OK, you got me there. Graflok back of course. I reckon we have that straight now.

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    can I use fuji fp100 into a 545 holder?

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