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5x7 Slotted film holders....an alternative.

 
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centuryuniversal



Joined: 28 Jul 2009
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Location: San Francisco Bay Area

PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: 5x7 Slotted film holders....an alternative. Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,

After so much help from you all, I thought Id try and give back a little....

Well after searching for the mythic "Slotted" holder for the past several years and not finding any reasonably priced.... I decided to try something else. Not wanting to modify my 5x7 Press or Home Portrait, I thought why not create my own "slotted" holders.

Take a look at my flicker images below to see how I went about this. This may not be the perfect solution.....but it does work. And I didn't have to butcher my camera to do it.

You'll need access to a table saw and a vertical mill or router table.




http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5521557825/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5521556063/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5522143812/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5521552649/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5521551693/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5522140892/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5522140050/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/60544481@N04/5521548945/



I've got to imagine it would work as well for 4x5 and 3x4 holders.

Cheers
C.U
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Billy Canuck



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressive work! Thank you for posting.
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Roger Thoms



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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work and a simple solution.

Roger
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Les



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm curious how this works out. Despite protestations from my numerous professors, there have been times in my life when the math just doesn't add up. I hope this is the case here.

According to Graflex, Graflex holders keep the film farther away from the back of the camera than graphic holders, so putting a Graphic holder on a Graflex camera SHOULD give you a slightly fuzzy photograph, although I have seen modifications that, by the math, won't work and yet it does. [/u][/b]
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