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I am looking at a super cambo 6x9 field camera .Could someone tell me if all 6x9 camera uses the same kind of sheet film holder like the 4x5 ?To be specific,will a 2x3 cut film holder from say graflex fit a super cambo and also a graphic 2x3 roll film holder. (I believe the camera does not have a graflock back.)


-- Robert Choi (, January 28, 1999


I'd be surprised if the supercambo 6x9 (is this the same as the 23SF camera?) doesn't have some kind of graflock mechanism for roll film backs. If that is true I would look real seriously at the Arca Swiss 6x9 FC or the Linhof TK23s, both of which do.

Actually I'd take a good hard look at the Arca Swiss camera anyway. Having rise in the focal plane and being yaw free really makes a huge difference when shooting. And the price is in the same ballpark as the 23sf (As far as I can tell from the Calumet catalog, neither the 23sf or the 45SF are yaw free.)

-- Ellis (, January 28, 1999.

To se what other people say about the Arca go here:

-- Ellis (, January 28, 1999.

I only talk to the guy on the phone about the camera and won't see it until this weekend.He is selling for Canadian $450.That's the reason why I felt really attractive.I mainly want to replace a pentax 67 with it.But because I haven't read a whole lot about this camera,I am just a bit hesitant. I have read the review of arca 6x9 ,except that it's too rich for my budget.BTW,the arca is close to $3000 ,whereas the 23 SF is around $1800 (although the arca is probably a better camera.

thanks for your suggestions though.

-- Robert Choi (, January 29, 1999.

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