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    Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    I'm having a difficult time figuring out which Polaroid back to use with my 4x5 camera. I'm planning on purchasing expired film, such as Kodak Ektachrome 64T but I have no idea which Polaroid back will accept it, or how I can even figure out which Polaroid backs take which slide films. I've heard a lot of suggestions saying to go with the 545 because of Fuji film, and I would go with it except I'm not entirely sure if the 545 backs ONLY accept fuji film or if they will accept other kinds as well, such as the Koda Ektachrome. Any help with figuring out what Polaroid back to use and what kinds of film it accepts would be very grateful. And if there is a universal back, then that would be even better meaning I can just use all types

    P.S. I own a Graphic View II with Graflok back, just in case I will need a specific Polaroid back that will fit on the camera.

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Is this a real question?

    You have so many misconceptions, it is hard to even start.

    Don't buy anything until you Google a little more.

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Hey guys, I'm interested in purchasing a 405 Polaroid Back for my Crown ... Of course, I'd love to shoot the 4x5 Fuji instant film...

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    4x5 film will not fit in a polaroid back, you need a proper 4x5 sheet film holder.
    There is no longer any 4x5 instant film being made. Fingers crossed for the New55 project.
    You can find old Polaroid and Fuji 4x5 instant film stock on ebay for anywhere from $3-$10 and up per sheet.
    The only peel apart pack film currently being made is the Fujifilm FP-100C, which you can shoot on a 4x5 with the proper fuji pa-145 back or polaroid 405 back.

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    there are readyload holders ( a few different versions ) which
    accept a variety of flms that have been sold over the years
    that look like polaroids but are regular 4x5 sheet film.
    i can't remember if they are still being sold ( the film or the holders )
    (maybe in the "expired marketplace" / giant auction cyberspace garage sale )

    good luck !

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Polaroid 545: Polaroid sheet film, Kodak ReadyLoad, Fujifilm QuickLoad, and of course the very hopefully coming next year New55.
    Polaroid 405: Fujifilm FP100C. Alternately, use the Fujifilm PA-145 holder.
    Polaroid 505: Fujifilm FP100C45. This film is no longer available.

    Normal sheet film goes into a normal sheet film holder, also called a double dark slide.
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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Moe View Post
    Is this a real question?

    You have so many misconceptions, it is hard to even start.

    Don't buy anything until you Google a little more.

    Wooow excuse me for not being a genius on it. I made a mistake, mistakes happen. Nobody learns without making mistakes.
    Thanks for the "help"

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Okay, maybe what I am looking for is an instant film holder?
    For those who actually took their time to try and help me out I appreciate it.

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Thank you, you know what I'm talking about!
    Although I didn't know the name except than 'instant film holder' so when I googled that I kept getting sent to links about Polaroid backs so that's where my confusion came from.
    Then I'm guessing with one of these it really doesn't matter which holder I'd get?

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    Re: Which Polaroid back for 4x5?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4x5fan View Post
    Okay, maybe what I am looking for is an instant film holder?
    For those who actually took their time to try and help me out I appreciate it.
    Have you called and asked Fuji? Or a camera store that sells film?

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