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Ronrut B



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:41 am    Post subject: Polaroid Back Reply with quote

Hello To All!
OK I just bought a polaroid 405 film holder off of ebay. Good piece of equip, BUT it won't fit my camera. What I am having issues with is the term 4x5. My camera is an R. B. Auto Graflex, and the film size is 4x3. The actuall holder size that it takes is a 4x5 holder. So I wen't out looking for a 4x5 polaroid back. I then figured out that the polaroid 405 holder was a 4x5 holder. So then I bought one. I tried to put it on my camera, but it wouldn't fit. The actuall plate that hooks onto the camera was like 5x6 in. That just got me all confused. I am stuck trying to figure out if I'm just mentally challenged or 4x5 is marketing! I am also wondering if polaroid or someone else made a 4x5 (PLATE SIZE) polaroid film holder. I really hope someone can help. Thanks!
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mopar_guy



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4x5 is the film size. The actual dimensions of the film holder for any format will be larger.

The polaroid back that you mentioned will only fit a 4x5 camera.

There are no polaroid backs for 3-1/4x4-1/4 cameras.

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Ronrut B



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All Graflex SLR cameras came from the factory with Graflex backs. A Graflex back will not accept standard film holders.
I have not heard of any Polaroid film holders for Graflex backs.

http://graflex.org/speed-graphic/features.html#GraflokBack
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