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1banjo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

most all 4x5 are Standard two-sheet film holders BUT the Grafex is different


goto & look at

http://lommen9.home.xs4all.nl/index.html

then to World of Gtaflex

then at the bothem of the page"" Film holders ""

now in 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 there about 6 different kinds of film holders!!!
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psychoanalyst



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian,

Thanks. Do you think the Graflok is advantageous over the spring back? Only as far as holder loading is concerned.

Sorry for going in circles, but, never having used a Graflok, I want to make sure that it is a solution to my problems.

Avi
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1banjo



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

will I thank that the Graflok is the best thing going I have put them on my Calumet CC400 & on my Burke & James Orbit

But it you are having problums with your camera moving when puting in the film holder MAYBE you need a better TRIPOD!!!
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BrianShaw



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Avi... here's my take on it. If you get a Graflok with Ektalite you'll get an improvement in GG brightness. That's good. With any Graflok you get the opportunity to use accessory backs if you want. That's good for me since I use roll film backs. If you don't ever use an accessory back then it might not be worthwhile. In terms of resale, most people want the Graflok but I doubt you'll recoup $125 or $150 in additional value. Maybe, but I doubt it. If all you want is an easier time "prying" the GG holder back to make it easier to slide in a film holder then it seems like a big expense for very little gain.
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psychoanalyst



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian,

Thanks. That is important information to know, since that effectively weakens my motivation to upgrade to the Graflok.

So I need to focus on techniques for improving my current setup.

Avi
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graphicdave



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey 1banjo,

How did you attach the Graflok to the B&J Orbit? Any pics?

Dave
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1banjo



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cut the back of the orbit flat & bolted the Graflok on with black velvit
between the two
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