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5x7 Graflok backs? How rare?

 
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Nick



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How rare are these? Should I keep my eyes open? It's not like a lot of things would fit the back. Or is the choice wider then I think?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Judging from the number of responses so far, no one else has seen any more of them than I have, which is zero.

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RichS



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As far as I know, they're as common as 8x10 Grafloks
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Les



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since Graflex stopped making the 5x7 Speed in the 40s and the Graflok came out in 1950, it will be as rare as 8x10 Speed Graphics, 3x4 Graphic Polaroid backs, Imperial size (quarter plate) Speeds, and 3x4 military Speeds,
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RichS



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahhh, that illusive 8x10 Speed... One of these days I'll track one down!
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Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So in other words I'm out of luck when it comes to making a graflok back for my new Ansco 5x7? Oh well couldn't afford the canham rollback anyways.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2004-08-03 04:24, Nick wrote:
So in other words I'm out of luck when it comes to making a graflok back for my new Ansco 5x7? Oh well couldn't afford the canham rollback anyways.


If the Ansco has a removable back like the 8x10's do, and you want to just use a roll holder, then why not make a 4x5 back for it? That way you could use it as a 4x5 camera and be able to use all the 4x5 Graflok attachments...
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Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2004 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want to do that do. I watched a Toyo [Toho? I forget which] 4x5 back that I thought could easily be adapted to fit but it sold for not much less then I paid for the camera.

The Canham holder is 6x17 but it's very expensive. OTOH Shen Hao I think sells one for a 1/3 the price. Likely no motor drive or the fine craftsmenship that the Canham is supposed to have but it's a lot closer to affordable. But both need a 5x7 graflok back.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you are determined to use the 6X17 back, you may be better off getting a 6X12. That will work with a 4X5 Graflok which can be found for modification onto your Ansco. There was a comprehensive reivew of panoramic roll backs in View Camera magazine a few issues ago; you may want to dig it out.
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