Graflex.org Forum Index Graflex.org
Get help with your Graflex questions here
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

"chimeny" and roll film backs for kodak autographic?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Reflex Help
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jnanian



Joined: 22 Jan 2002
Posts: 21
Location: near providence, ri

PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there

i recently bought a 3x4 autographic, it came with a bag-mag, and it is light tight. i was wondering if there is the equiv. of a roll film adapter so i can shoot 120 film?

also - my chimney is old and brittle, and cracked along the lower seam when i removed it to wipe down my ground glass. any idea what i should do to revive it? or get a new one?

much thanks!

john
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
t.r.sanford



Joined: 10 Nov 2003
Posts: 812
Location: East Coast (Long Island)

PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2004 2:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The very last Graflex large-format reflex in production was a 3x4 version of the "Super D," and it usually is pictured with a 120 rollfilm adapter. My guess is that a "Graflex" back is a "Graflex" back, whatever the age, and if you can find one of the late-model ones, it would fit back onto your "Auto Graflex."

In looking for a used "Graflex" (not "Graphic" -- this is very important!) rollfilm holder, note that there were some made eighty years ago for film formats that vanished completely before the outbreak of World War II. For some reason, "Graflex" 120 rollfilm adapters don't seem to turn up on the used market very often, but I'm sure patience and persistence will pay off.

Alternatively, you could easily get a 2x3 adapter, and less easily adapt it for use on a larger "Graflex" back. One approach might be to dismantle a 3x4 "Graflex" filmpack adapter (for which you cannot get film, anyway) and use the base and darkslide as the foundation. This would be less irksome if you decided that all you ever will want to shoot is rollfilm, because then you wouldn't have to worry about adjusting the plane in which the rollfilm lies to the existing focal plane -- you could simply adjust the groundglass, and mask it down to the smaller format.

Some rummaging around this site will turn up a lot of really good discussion on restoring old leather focusing hoods, and constructing replacements. They are quite easy to make; the hardest part is finding the materials, and there is some good information here on that, too.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
JoePhoto



Joined: 13 Oct 2001
Posts: 74
Location: New England

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told by a repair tech that in his opinion the lever wind roll film holders were more reliable than the knob version.

_________________
If the best can't be had let the worst continue....
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
jnanian



Joined: 22 Jan 2002
Posts: 21
Location: near providence, ri

PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks!

i'll keep lookin'

-john
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
45PSS



Joined: 28 Sep 2001
Posts: 3207
Location: Mid Peninsula, Ca.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2004 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a late '09 or '10 RB Auto in 4x5. The Graflex back opening is 5 inches wide. I have a newer Graflex grafmatic and it is 4 3/4 wide. Length is the same. The blocks that the slider and bottom lock bar attach to can be changed on the Graflex SLR's to wider ones you make yourself to reduce the opening to the newer film holders width. This varation may only occur on cameras that could have used Glas Plates as well as film. I do have glass plate holders and a film holder that are the correct width, the film section is the same size as newer holders so the film size did not change.

_________________
While a picture may be worth a thousand words, a quality photograph is worth a million.

[ This Message was edited by: 45PSS on 2004-07-30 21:56 ]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Graflex.org Forum Index -> Reflex Help All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group