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koh303
14-Aug-2015, 13:29
Hoping to be able to make this a reality by keeping this holder in stock at all times.

Please share and comment!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2102598013/instant-pack-film-holder-for-4x5-cameras

StoneNYC
17-Aug-2015, 22:15
Although your price is better, AFAIK Fuji still makes these and can be bought new.

letchhausen
18-Aug-2015, 00:01
Fuji makes a holder for the smaller pack film? I knew they made the PA45 which is useless now that the film is gone.

Darin Boville
18-Aug-2015, 01:54
Is it any thinner than the existing backs? I have a hard time getting the darn thing in and out of some cameras without bouncing the camera all around. I would pay $$ for thinner...

--Darin

RHITMrB
18-Aug-2015, 08:14
Fuji makes a holder for the smaller pack film? I knew they made the PA45 which is useless now that the film is gone.

The smaller one is the PA-145 and I'm not so sure that it's currently in production.

koh303
18-Aug-2015, 09:09
The smaller one is the PA-145 and I'm not so sure that it's currently in production.

It is no longer listed on any official Fuji site (english or otherwise), though the LONG not made PA45 is listed on many of them (even BH).

koh303
18-Aug-2015, 09:09
Is it any thinner than the existing backs? I have a hard time getting the darn thing in and out of some cameras without bouncing the camera all around. I would pay $$ for thinner...

--Darin

I am afraid it is pretty much the same dimensions as they always were :(

jp
18-Aug-2015, 10:03
is there anything to use impossible project film in 4x5 cameras? It is appealing but I don't want to add another camera system into the mix.

koh303
18-Aug-2015, 10:26
is there anything to use impossible project film in 4x5 cameras? It is appealing but I don't want to add another camera system into the mix.

With some elaborate modifying an spectra or SX70 back can be added to a 4X5 camera, the problem is it will be hard to focus without a special focus screen modification as well because these have to be set back quite a bit.

StoneNYC
18-Aug-2015, 11:57
With some elaborate modifying an spectra or SX70 back can be added to a 4X5 camera, the problem is it will be hard to focus without a special focus screen modification as well because these have to be set back quite a bit.

Polaroid actually made a back called a CB-70 for this purpose.

I used to own two and modified one for my 4x5, and the other I modified for my Mamiya RZ67.

They worked great but I wasn't much into Polaroid film and I saw both of them.

People often use them for the Polaroid 600 / Mamiya Universal (might have those backward) cameras.

This is what they look like...

138580

And on a camera.

138581
138582

And if I'm wrong about the PA-145 being still in production my apologies but lots of stuff is still sold in Japan that they won't export, it's kind of frustrating, and there's a lot of misinformation.

Like Velvia50 in 4x5 and 8x10 is still made.

So is Velvia100F as well as various 220 rolls in all the Fuji flavors.

Anyway if this back is thinner than the PA-145 then that's a benefit to many with tight backs. I've never had an issue with my Toyo45a or the Chamonix backs, but I know some are really tight so if yours is thinner then that is great (plus the price seems reasonable).

letchhausen
19-Aug-2015, 14:05
Thanks for this information, that's helpful. I have an old Petzval lens and have used my PA45 to check exposure as expensive as that sounds. I really like the idea of a smaller holder since the current packfilm is cheap and available (in color at least) and definitely like the idea of continuing with the smaller film and saving my stash of FP10045 for something else.

koh303
19-Aug-2015, 14:41
I just found today there is a LARGE stock of FP100b in the US, for 17$ including shipping... (listed on the auction site), dates are just now expired, but considering i shoot late 90's and early 2000's 100b materials and have a blast with it, i have no doubt this stuff is not only still good but will last a while if anyone wanted to stock up...

Mike Bates
19-Aug-2015, 18:28
I just found today there is a LARGE stock of FP100b in the US, for 17$ including shipping... (listed on the auction site), ...

I'm searching for it and don't see it. Can you provide a link?

jp
19-Aug-2015, 19:14
Polaroid actually made a back called a CB-70 for this purpose.



Thanks Stone! Appears to be made of unobtainium but very interesting. Sorry to derail the thread!

Mike Bates
19-Aug-2015, 19:31
Okay. The FP-3000B at $17 is still a good deal.

Darin Boville
19-Aug-2015, 22:31
Isn't it about $17 normally??

--Darin

koh303
20-Aug-2015, 04:23
It is a common price, but as this is discontinued, most retailers do not carry it, and when they do there its at a premium.
I guess the more interesting part here is that it is available...

koh303
24-Aug-2015, 18:10
Stretch goals announced:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2102598013/instant-pack-film-holder-for-4x5-cameras/posts/1333550

koh303
20-Sep-2015, 14:53
One week left, almost to the final stretch goal!
Help us make it, spread the word :)

Darin Boville
20-Sep-2015, 19:24
Looks like you've surpassed your final stretch goal. Congrats!

Now, about that thinner version of the pack film back.. :)

--Darin

koh303
20-Sep-2015, 19:35
Looks like you've surpassed your final stretch goal. Congrats!

Now, about that thinner version of the pack film back.. :)

--Darin

Well, final stretch goal is at 10K... :)

If someone would care to share specs of how much clearance is needed, i would be more then happy to look into it.

Darin Boville
20-Sep-2015, 22:38
Well, final stretch goal is at 10K... :)

Oh! The page I'm looking at (via your link) stops at $6750...still, congrats!

--Darin

koh303
23-Sep-2015, 07:26
Closer and closer to final stretch goal of $10000, only a few days left.

koh303
27-Sep-2015, 06:27
going into the last 24 hour stretch, there has been great support in the past couple of days, and we have passed the final stretch goal, which means every holder will come with a neat soft "lens wrap" type cover.

cdholden
27-Sep-2015, 10:14
Congrats!

letchhausen
17-Mar-2016, 10:27
Has anyone gotten one of the backs yet?

Randy Moe
17-Mar-2016, 13:13
Go to OP post 1 in this thread and click on KS link. Not all questions are answered.


Has anyone gotten one of the backs yet?

koh303
17-Mar-2016, 13:34
Go to OP post 1 in this thread and click on KS link. Not all questions are answered.

What questions are unanswered?

Randy Moe
17-Mar-2016, 14:44
What questions are unanswered?

The last thing posted on KS is some have shipped.

Does not say mission accomplished.

If the KS was completed and everything was shipped, and I was considering a second project by this group, I would like to know this first KS was completely successful.

Is that wrong to ask?

koh303
17-Mar-2016, 16:47
This is the third KS project of this "group", so you should have had a good indication already.

Just posted an update.

Randy Moe
17-Mar-2016, 16:55
This is the third KS project of this "group", so you should have had a good indication already.

Just posted an update.

Good, I'm glad you have success.

All any researcher has to go on, is what is written, from your KS, I quote, "We will be posting regular updates on the progress of the manufacturing, during AND after the campaign so you can stay up to date on how this is all going along."

End of my comments.

koh303
17-Mar-2016, 17:09
Good, I'm glad you have success.

All any researcher has to go on, is what is written, from your KS, I quote, "We will be posting regular updates on the progress of the manufacturing, during AND after the campaign so you can stay up to date on how this is all going along."

End of my comments.

a researcher will look at previous projects.

letchhausen
18-Mar-2016, 13:17
Go to OP post 1 in this thread and click on KS link. Not all questions are answered.

I see that the first batch shipped on November 10th. Unless USPS has gotten really slow that means that someone should have one in their hands by now. Was just wondering what people thought...since it's been quiet on here....

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2102598013/instant-pack-film-holder-for-4x5-cameras/posts/1410921