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Waldo



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 2:49 am    Post subject: Graflex Pass Portrait Reply with quote

Can anyone explain this thing to me? I just got one off of Ebay and all that I know it that it fits on the Graflex 4x5, has two lenses and a template. I'm not even positive that it fits in the Speed Graphic camera. Ive looked everywhere and cant find a thing on it. Can anyone here help?
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Les



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you may have to insert the divider through the back of the camera.

For Government Passport work, you need two identical photographs with some VERY specific dimensions.

With the Pass Passport accessory you can convert a Speed Graphic to do the job.

The twin lenses take the same image at the same time. The divider keeps the images from overlapping.

Process and contact print the sheet of film.

Cut the photo to the proper size.

Send both photos along with the paper work to Uncle Sam. (okay as a photographer, you just gave the customer the double photo.

I think this also works with Polaroid, though for years Uncle Sam nixed these prints.
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Henry



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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2008 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:


....I think this also works with Polaroid, though for years Uncle Sam nixed these prints.


Hmm... when I applied for my first passport back in the early '90s, I had the photos shot at local camera store, and they were Polaroids for sure. Besides, how can you tell Polaroid prints from any others once they're trimmed to the regulation size? Don't tell me that I got away with fooling Uncle Sam?? Maybe I should have this store do my income tax, too!
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Waldo



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Les wrote:
you may have to insert the divider through the back of the camera.

For Government Passport work, you need two identical photographs with some VERY specific dimensions.

With the Pass Passport accessory you can convert a Speed Graphic to do the job.

The twin lenses take the same image at the same time. The divider keeps the images from overlapping.

Process and contact print the sheet of film.

Cut the photo to the proper size.

Send both photos along with the paper work to Uncle Sam. (okay as a photographer, you just gave the customer the double photo.

I think this also works with Polaroid, though for years Uncle Sam nixed these prints.


I was pretty much assuming that I'd be putting the template through the back.

How would I convert the speed graphic to do the job? Would this involve some chopping? Or some inventive Duct taping?
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Dan Fromm



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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Waldo, don't use duct tape, use darkroom tape. It leaves no residue.
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Waldo



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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dan Fromm wrote:
Waldo, don't use duct tape, use darkroom tape. It leaves no residue.


Oh I know. I wasn't even planning on taping anything.I was jokeing about that part. I'm sure that Ill be able to come up with something better then gaffer tape.
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