Horseman RFH 612 for Linhof S. Technika V : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Would the Horseman Roll Film Holder 612 (for all international standard 4 X 5 " cameras) be readily usable on my Linhof Super Technika V (4 X 5 format) for panoramic shooting? And how could I mark the frame lines on the ground glass for compositional purpose? Some expertise advise is appreciated.

-- Paul Chan (, March 21, 1998


Take a black matboard cut to the dimensions of your groundglass and cut a 6X12 window in the center of the mat. You can then use this to compose the image. This has worked much better for me than trying to see lines or etchings on the glass.

Someone else will have to answer the other part of your question. I use a Horseman roll film back on a Wista and have never had any problems with the back. They are a little more expensive than some of the other brands but worth it.

-- Mark Windom (, March 21, 1998.


I was not aware that the horseman 6*12 back could be fitted to the Wista SP. Could you provide more information as to how you do this? pat

-- Pat Raymore (PATRICK.F.RAYMORE@KP.ORG), March 23, 1998.

I am using a Horseman 6X9 back on my Wista SP, not a 612 back. Why wouldn't a Horseman 612 work?

-- Mark Windom (, March 24, 1998.

Yes you can use any back on the Technika 45 that either slips in or attaches to the International Back locks on the Linhof. You should be aware that the Hoseman 612 back has a much smaller negative than the Linhof 612 Techno Rollex back. The Horseman is appx. 56 x 111mm where the Linhof 612 back is 56 x 120mm.

The easiest way to show different film sizes on a Linhof 45 is to use the 001643 Linhof Multiformat Groundglass Mask that sits on top of the ground glass or fresnel screen. It has a list price of $28.00 and shows 6x6, 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 f

-- bob salomon (, September 09, 1998.

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