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    Identifying 2x3 camera back

    Anyone recognize this item? What camera it's from?

    eBay 7518176814

    Thank you

    Murray
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    It's cheap enough, you might be able to have some fun with it if you are creative with a little gaffer's tape. You could stick the thing on darned near anything!

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    Looks like the back off of one of the different copy cameras that were around for a long time, it looks very simular to some of the Nikon Copy Camera backs I have seen.

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    Thank you. Seller didn't know, but has enough camera sense to read a name if it were on the back :O). Or maybe when I get it it'll tell me what I need to know.
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    Mamiya Press Focussing Back

    Nicholas O. Lindan id'ed it -

    I've seen it called different things in my subsequent search, including an actual box photo calling it a 'Focusing Screen Holder' for Mamiya Press.

    Maybe I'm being too literal, but it seems to hold more than the focussing screen...looks like it'll hold a filmholder too!

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    It looks like the focusing back for the mamiya press - it allows for a 2x3 film holder to be inserted like a graphic camera. Interchangeable roll film backs up to 6x9.

    Check out the web site below

    http://digilander.libero.it/clabo/ma...ders/PAGE2.HTM

    Gord

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    Yep - thank you.

    Do the roll backs go into the Mamiya focussing back, or does the focussing back come off and the rollfilm back takes it's place?

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    The back comes off to take the roll film back. There are 4 retainers that hold the different backs on the camera. You can also get an adapter that allows the graphic roll backs to be used instead of the Mamiya backs.

    Check the WEB site again and you can see all the accessories you can use on the camera.
    http://digilander.libero.it/clabo/mamiya/

    Gord

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    Thank you.

    I guess I can rig a mount for the Mamiya Focussing Screen back then use 2x3 (nominal) sheet film holders.
    Murray

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    At the risk of seeming dense, since I have neither a Mamiya Press 23 nor any 2x3 filmholders in my possession, I am assuming that the opening on the right rear side is for said 'normal' 2-1/4 x 3-1/4 filmholders.

    Thanks for your patience!
    Murray

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