I am new to medium format photography and have the following questions:
1) I have a Galvin 6x9 view camera that I like very much and would like to double up as an enlarger. Has anyone used the Graflarger backs made by Graflex for 6x9 Graflok style backs? Opinions? They are pretty rare and pricey ($125 IS above my student budget!) so I would like to know the bad points beforehand.
2) I would also like to know if there is a Polaroid back available for this camera.
I have enjoyed the camera a lot in the short time i have had it, and have the following tips for others on a shoe-string budget like me:
1) I picked up a free swatch of LEE gel-filters at the LEE booth at a photo show & thus got the use of the 400+ filters in there as they more than cover my tiny Zeiss-Jena Tessar 105mm lens! You can also get the swatch-book by going to their web-site.
2) Looking for a lens-hood/filter holder, I found a pair of tapered 6x9 bellows on an old polaroid camera used for taking pictures of an oscilloscope screen, and converted it into quite a useable lens shade! I used 32mm O-rings that slip snuggly on and off the outside rim of the lens to mount the bellows to the lens. I have since seen such bellows in some antique shops too.
Thanks in advance,