View Full Version : Arca-Swiss rollfilm backs

Ron Spencer
15-Mar-2004, 20:31
Does anyone have any experience using the Arca-Swiss 6x9 and 6x12 rollfilm backs?

How good are they as far as flatness and functionality?

How do they compare with Horseman's film backs?

Thanks for you help.

Lloyd Lim
15-Mar-2004, 20:45
I think they are Horseman backs, just repackaged by Arca Swiss.

Scott Atkinson
15-Mar-2004, 20:55
Ron: It's my understanding that Horseman actually makes the Arca-Swiss backs. Whether or not Arca "selects" or tests or tweaks chosen backs, then puts their name on them, I don't know, maybe someone else here does. I use 220 Horseman backs in the 2x3 size on my Arca 6x9, and they work fine; I didn't have the option of the Arca backs, as they're only available in 120 versions. Some grouse about the lack of critical sharpness or flatness on rollfilm backs, and I haven't made large prints or done any serious testing in this format--has anyone else?

16-Mar-2004, 07:45
They are Horseman backs with the Arca name plate. No other changes from what I understand.