Ernemann 9X12 camera q.
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!!!
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!
Agree with Ole, play with 9x12 !
But, ahem, a neat 4x5 conversion CAN be done...
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.
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?
Originally Posted by df cardwell
first off all thak u all..!!!
Originally Posted by bnstein
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.
sorry for the mess on my working table...:)))
Nothing could be better for the purpose.
Originally Posted by mark1981
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.
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.