Thickness of Toyo Rollfilm holders : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread

Several people have discussed the pros and cons of the Toyo Rollfilm holders that can be inserted under some groundglass backs. Can anybody who actually has one, measure the thickness of the part that goes under the groundglass. Toyo lists the thickness as 48mm, but I suspect this includes the extra thickness of the housing around the takeup spool. Thanks

-- Glenn C. Kroeger (, January 31, 2002


Hi Glenn

In my case it is the 6x9 that has 38,5mm thickness what goes under the groundglass. Hope it helps.

-- Armin Seeholzer (, January 31, 2002.

I just measured mine -- 6x7 and 6x9 designed to be used with the baby Graflex mount and not the larger 4x5 versions -- and can confirm that the portion that slides under the ground-glass is indeed 1.5" thick.

And Yes, in my experience, these are the two best rollfilm backs I've used to date. They are also the largest and heaviest, too. :^(

-- Jeffrey Goggin (, February 01, 2002.

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