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    Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Hello guys,
    If anybody have problem with focusing on Speed Graphic this is the real deal.
    With help of my friend Milos, I manage to adapt Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer directly to Graflok on my Speed graphic.
    You just need to find MP-4 bino and to spend some time in filing and grinding two metal sticks from bino sides and fit on the Graflok.

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Looks good. I had hoped to try this at one time but never found a cheap enough reflex viewer. Maybe I'll start looking for one again.

    Jonathan

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    You should Jonathan, easy can find for few bucks.

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Check my FS items Project Stuff and PM me.
    Bill Kumpf

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    I have made this conversion on two different occaisions in the past. The conversion is not difficult. It works well for horizontal shots.

    I was trying to use this in the field and found it to work well for viewing, composing and focusing. However it was heavy to transport and bulky to storee.


    I wish someone would make this item with modern lightweight materials.
    Drew Bedo
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    I was in the process of converting one and while test fitting I realized that it would limit me to chest level
    shots because of the angle of the hood, and I was having trouble seeing the gg, back in the project cabinet it went,
    and a new idea is in the works.
    Bracan, those metal sticks are spring pins, the seller of the one I bought had included some that were the right length iirc .

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    I would like to see one of these converted to fit on a Grafles Reflex for eye-level focusing.
    Drew Bedo
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Sinar make a modern lightweight viewing back. Sometimes these come up on eBay.

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Quote Originally Posted by Mkillmer View Post
    Sinar make a modern lightweight viewing back. Sometimes these come up on eBay.
    Does it fit on a Grafloc or Universal back?
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    There are only three types of mounting flanges; too big, too small and wrong thread!

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    Re: Polaroid MP-4 bino viewer on Speed Graphic

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Bedo View Post
    Does it fit on a Grafloc or Universal back?

    Doesnt fit.

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