I own a Linhof Technika V 4x5 and have often been swearing about the poor functi oning of the leather viewing hood. Recently I read Stephen Gandy's articles abou t Linhof on his homepage cameraquest.com. Several times, he mentioned there the merits of grafting a Graphic 4x5 metal viewing hood onto the Linhof revolving Gr aflok back.
Stimulated by this idea, I recently acquired a used Graphic metal hood. However, I found it to be quite impossible to mount that hood on the Linhof back, the di mensions just aren't right. Has anyone else read Stephen's ideas and actually su cceeded in doing what he proposes? I would be extremely interested in the type o f conversion work needed.