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Rafael Garcia
15-Nov-2008, 04:08
The first time I used mine I obviously advanced it too much at the beginning because I wasted a lot of film at the start, and although I got my 10 shots, they were crowded (slight overlap). I found this

www.xs4all.nl/~lommen9/holders/index.html

but I think that was exactly the way I loaded mine. What seems to be missing is an instruction on how much to wind (a paper arrow mark) before closing the holder. I may have wound too far.

Does anyone know the technique for this?

DJGainer
15-Nov-2008, 05:22
I do not have the graflex back, but this is the way it worked for my RB67.

There are arrow marks on the film backing. You are supposed to *slowly* wind the roll until the arrows line up with the marks on the filmholder and then close the back and wind the film to the first frame.

Hope this helps.

-Dave

Rafael Garcia
15-Nov-2008, 05:41
I don't have marks on the film holder except for a white arrow pointing at the spindle for the left side (new roll side). I will try aligning my paper arrows with it when I load today, as it is the only clue I have. It may be that simple. Thanks.

Bill_1856
15-Nov-2008, 07:06
That's the right way she works.

Dan Fromm
15-Nov-2008, 08:17
http://www.southbristolviews.com/pics/Graphic/manual-pdf/rollfilm.pdf

Jim Noel
15-Nov-2008, 11:42
The white arrow is the one you need to line up with the arrows on the film.