Attaching Mamiya 645 to Linhof Master : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Hello, thanks to anybody who can help me. I have both the Mamiya 645 and a Linhof Master. For some projects it is more affordable to use 645 format. The problem is that I want the same movements as the large format. Can anybody offer any very easy solutions to mounting the Mamiya 645 body onto the back of a Linhof Master. Are there any pre-manufactured adapters? Home-made and handmade adapters could be cheaper? Is it easier to make an adapter out of wood or aluminum? The adapter could attach to the Graflock on the back of the Linhof?

Many thanks!!!

-- oddy lekagul (, October 19, 2000


I think that you'd be better off with a roll film back.

-- David Grandy (, October 19, 2000.

The Linhof 001693 adapter allows you to mount any hasselblad film back or a digital back for a Hasselblad to any camera with an International or Graflock back. This includes the master technika but not a Technika III.

It would be far simpler to simply use this adapter and a Hasselblad back then attept to mount a camera body on the back.

-- Bob Salomon (, October 19, 2000.

Mounting the whole camera body won't get you much usable movement. As soon as you shift the lens off-axis, then the camera body itself, or rather its lens mounting hole, will start to vignette the light from the LF lens. You might get away with some swing and tilt, that's about all.
Save yourself the Hassel (sic), and get a rollfilm back.
My personal point of view is that, if you're going to go to the trouble of using an LF camera, you might as well use LF film as well. Just MHO.

-- Pete Andrews (, October 20, 2000.

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