Converted Speed Graphic

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Converted Speed Graphic

Postby 3rdTrick » Fri 12 July 2013 / 04:33 am

My latest project was adding a Polaroid back from an oscilloscope camera to my 3z4 Speed Graphic. The standard Polaroid only fits a 4x5 body but the 3x4 is more suitable for pack film. It has a Kodak Ektar 127 F4.7 lens and the viewfinder matches Polaroid format.

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I will post prints when I get them scanned.
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Postby assurement » Fri 12 July 2013 / 06:50 am

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Postby klaxamer » Fri 12 July 2013 / 07:55 am

Nice job !

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Postby 3rdTrick » Fri 12 July 2013 / 21:50 pm

Thank you for the comments. I expect to use it over the weekend.

Question for Mods; Are digital pictures of my Polaroid gear ok to put in my gallery?

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Postby 3rdTrick » Tue 06 August 2013 / 22:02 pm

I know its been a while but I finally scanned some photos. Here are a couple from the Speed Graphic:

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I used FP100C film

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Postby facono » Tue 06 August 2013 / 23:09 pm

It sounds good. Accurate focus .Your smart and elegant conversion seems to be comfortable to use. The two ill-assorted pieces from two different brands seem to fit both amazigly well. :wink:
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Postby 3rdTrick » Wed 07 August 2013 / 04:21 am

facono wrote:It sounds good. Accurate focus .Your smart and elegant conversion seems to be comfortable to use. The two ill-assorted pieces from two different brands seem to fit both amazigly well. :wink:


They do go together but it took cutting and drilling the Speed Graphic rear plate and major surgery on the Polaroid. The conversion is not reversible but fortunately I had a rear plate off a beater camera so I did not damage this one as it was like new in the original Graflex box.
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Postby consommable » Wed 07 August 2013 / 05:38 am

Are the orders or function of focal plane shutter remains usable?
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Postby 3rdTrick » Wed 07 August 2013 / 06:06 am

consommable wrote:Are the orders or function of focal plane shutter remains usable?


No, I have it locked out. It is completely functional but since you cannot use the ground glass, I don't want it surprising me with black pictures.


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