View Full Version : Linhof SuperTechnka 4x5 inexpensive back

Joel Natkin
6-Feb-2005, 12:35
I have a Linhof SuperTechnka III 4x5
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3870153255&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOAB:US:6 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3870153255&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOAB:US:6)
I would like the best possible 120 back.
Criteria: film flatness, quality build, matching look, and price.
Thank you

David A. Goldfarb
6-Feb-2005, 12:42
Best mix of those features, I think, is a used Linhof Super-Rollex back. Build quality and film flatness is excellent, and used ones from the 1970s can be found for around $300 in good condition. You can find them in 6x7, 6x9, and occasionally 6x6, usually 120, but there were also 220 versions. There was also a Cine-Rollex 70mm back, if you want to deal with 70mm film.

Avoid the early Rollex backs with the knob wind. They sometimes produce overlapping frames with modern films, even when they are perfectly adjusted.

Read through the archived threads on rollfilm holders, and you'll find lots of info. There are many other options.

Doug Dolde
7-Feb-2005, 21:13
I gotta ask..why shoot roll film on a 4x5?

Bob Salomon
8-Feb-2005, 07:23
"I gotta ask..why shoot roll film on a 4x5"

Ever try doing Scheimpflug or perspective control on a Hasselblad? One reaso would be to do 6x6cm slide shows utilizing the corrections a view camera is capable of.