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    Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    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...or-4x5-cameras

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    Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Although your price is better, AFAIK Fuji still makes these and can be bought new.

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    Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Fuji makes a holder for the smaller pack film? I knew they made the PA45 which is useless now that the film is gone.

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    Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    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...

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    Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Quote Originally Posted by letchhausen View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RHITMrB View Post
    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).

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    Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Boville View Post
    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...

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

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    Re: Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp View Post
    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.

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    Instant pack film holder (405) Kickstarter project is now live

    Quote Originally Posted by koh303 View Post
    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...

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    And on a camera.

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    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).

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