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replacement dark slide for Graphic 23

 
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Rakyeta



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I just bought a Graphic 23 roll-film back, but unfortunately, the thing has no dark slide. What's my best recourse? I'm thinking about picking up a cheap 4x5 holder and cutting down the slide to fit. Is this a stupid idea?

Thanks!
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Les



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Offically, darkslides were made in many different sizes, all slightly different, but in reality your idea is a good one. Try to find a holder about the same age as the roll back. Another source is a pack film adapter.
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Rakyeta



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks! Any advice for the actual cutting? Xacto, etc?

As an alternative, what are the odds that, if I picked up an old 2x3 holder, the slide would work on the 23?
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On 2006-08-11 13:32, Rakyeta wrote:
Great, thanks! Any advice for the actual cutting? Xacto, etc?

As an alternative, what are the odds that, if I picked up an old 2x3 holder, the slide would work on the 23?
Is your holder a sheet film holder or a roll holder? I ask because I just did the experiment and the dark slide from a 2x3 Film Pack Adapter goes right into my RH-8. So an FPA might hold what you want.

Good luck, have fun,

Dan
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Rakyeta



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a Graphic "23" 120 roll-film holder, the old-school kind that no one likes with the wind-up advance. It looks like the RH-8 isn't as wide across the back as the old 23, so the slide from the FPA might not work, but I could be wrong.
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Henry



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 12, 2006 2:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've successfully used a dark slide from a 2x3 cut film holder. It measures a tad less across the small dimension than a stock rollfilm holder dark slide, but I've had no light leak problems with it.
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