3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Graphic Help
A package came in the mail for me today- My first (Speed?) Graphic! It's a pre-anniversary Graphic, fitting 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 film.
I know, I know... I cringed when I saw that it wasn't a 4x5, but for $40 CAN I have a camera body with a functioning focal plane shutter, great bellows and leather, and no rusty metal bits :D
My question is, what should I do with it?
I could buy a few film holders off the 'Bay and some film from Freestyle, but I'm curious if anyone has converted one of these oddball bodies to accept film holders/backs of a different format? My Google-fu has come up with very little.
3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Anniversary Speed
I just saw this article while searching for info on converting my 1946 Anniversary Speed from spring back to graflok back.
I have a 3x4 Crown with a graflok back that I want to attach to the 1946 Anniversary Speed so that I can take advantage of roll film backs and particularly, the rear shutter on the Speed. I would put the springback on the Crown.
Do you see any problems with this idea? I recently purchased a 3x4 RFH(graflok) in great shape.
I see something about film flatness with the roll film holders for the 3x4. I've checked out the 2x3's rfh and I don't understand what they mean....they both look alike as far as rollers go. Can you help with clarifying this for me?
Another question about RFH's, since I have a number of 2x3 RF Holders(6x9, 6x7, 6x6), I was wondering why I couldn't just change the inserts and have some format masks made up so I could shoot different formats? Also was wondering if you could use 120 film in a RH 20 film holder or do you need an RH10/RH20 in order to use it. I realize 220 film is still available sometimes on ebay and I got a few rolls left I want to use.
Hoping you can help.....I'll also post this on the group, or is that where this is headed?
Originally Posted by Fotoguy20d