Its been about a year since KB Canham introduced the 6X17 rollfilm back for his 5X7 camera. Like many others who would like to shoot in that format, I had been hoping compatibility data would slowly evolve regarding what other 5X7 cameras this back would fit. But there is a dearth of reliable information, and what little new tidbits do crop up are often insufficient to provide for an informed decision that would lead me to start putting this back into use.
The questions remain: Do any existing new or used 5X7 cameras work with this back? Has anyone successfully modified an existing 5X7 camera to comply with form, fit, and fuction requirements for this back?
In my own (very narrow) situation, I am considering a modification on a 5X7 format- changing kit (specifically to the rear carrier) on My Sinar P-2 that would allow this to occur. But we're getting into a chicken-and-egg situation here. Buy the back, and the format-changing kit, then hope the back can be modified? Or just throw in the towel, buy a new 5X7 from Keith, along with the new back, and take it from there?
I made initial contact with SK Grimes regarding this conversion/modification, but the response was awfully incomplete, so I thought I'd try this forum.