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Is there a 6x12 roll film back that would fit a wisner 4x5? (i do not want to crop a 4x5 sheet of film.)
-- al (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1998
SOrry forgo to mention, i am specifically looking at purchasing this camera and wanted to know if the 6x12 backs are specific to this brand of camera or if they are generics. I know mostly large format is generic but i am just playing it safe.
-- al (email@example.com), October 14, 1998.
Al, The Calumet C2N roll fim backs (in 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 formats) will/should fit the Wisner. I could be wrong, but I think Calumet discontinued the 6x12 version. I've seen a few on the used market recently.
Good luck, Sergio.
-- Sergio Ortega (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 14, 1998.
I believe the Wisner has a graflock style back either as a standard feature or as a modification. In which case Al I recommend to you the Horseman is the best balance between costs (low end: calumet, high end: Sinar Vario.) it is also an excellent, professional tool. If Graflock is unavailible, You should go with the Sinar Vario or the "slide in" version of the Toyo. I have worked with a 6x7 sinar back. A very fine tool. As it should be for the cost.
Let me ask you a question: If this is a new camera, why a Wisner over a Canham?
-- Ellis (email@example.com), October 14, 1998.
Do NOT buy the Calumet 6x12 roll film back (new or used). It has been discontinued for a reason--poor design. My studio partner (a commerical shooter) had one and finally returned it because it eat (literally) his 120 film. It shredded the edges.
-- Richard Stum (info@KinesisGear.com), October 23, 1998.
A professional photographer friend of mine had a Wisner and tried using the Calumet 6 X 12 roll film back and had significant problems with light leaks. They sent him another back and he still had the same problems.
Has anyone had a favorable experience with Horseman 6x12 backs or others Larry
-- Larry Gaskill (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 06, 2000.