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Scott Davis
16-Mar-2010, 07:16
Anyone know if you can put a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 bag mag on a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Speed Graphic? I know that it fits rather obviously on my 3 1/4 RB Graflex SLR, but did any of the Speed Graphics ever have the same pre-Graflok back with the slots/locking tabs that the RBs have?

Tintype Bob
16-Mar-2010, 07:30
Yes I have an olod speedy with the 3 1/4 X 4 1/4 back that has the locking tabs on it. also have a grafloc back for it

16-Mar-2010, 08:14
The backs are interchangable. I bought a used Crown/Graflex so I could use bag-mags with it and my Super D graflex -- I love 'em!

16-Mar-2010, 08:29
Some good info on the different backs here (http://www.xs4all.nl/~lommen9/holders/index.html).

Glenn Thoreson
16-Mar-2010, 20:05
I have a couple that have The "Graflex" back, so I can use my bag mags. The "Graflex" back is like the one on the SLRs and only slotted holders and bag mags fit it. They show up on the auction site now and then.

Scott Davis
17-Mar-2010, 11:24
Does anyone know if the Anniversary Speed Graphics have the Graphic back that will take the bag mags from the RBs, or would I have to get a pre-Anny Graphic to find one?

Michael Cienfuegos
18-Mar-2010, 11:26
The bag-mag fits only on those cameras with a Graflex back. My pre-Anny 3x4 does have a graflex back, it makes it convenient for me to go from the SLR to the speed with these backs. also, my 6x9 roll film holder fits both cameras. Some of the old sales literature showed that the Speed could be ordered with either the spring back or the graflex back.