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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    @diversey Does your 12x20 F&S camera have an extension rail that attaches at the rear? and does the front portion of the rail fold up?

    I assume your bellows is not original?

    I too am considering getting more film holders for a 12x20 F&S- curious to hear how you solve yours.

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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    Most F & S camera do not have a rear rail.

    As to holders there are three ways to go.
    1 Find holders that were made for the camera this is getting hard to do. I have seem a lot of F & S holder that were modified to work in camera that used the lock rib.
    2 Have holders custom made. The main difference is F & S holder do not have a lock rib. The top lock plate has to be machined to fit the camera.
    3 Have the camera modified to take standard holders. This has been done a a lot of cameras.
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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    My camera has an extension rail attached in the rear and the front rail can be folded up. I believe the bellows is not original. It is hard to find a FS matched film holder. The best way is to find a Korona film holder to modify it and fit in your 12x20 FS camera. Below are my camera and a FS 12x20 film holder showing the groove/slot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnwe View Post
    @diversey Does your 12x20 F&S camera have an extension rail that attaches at the rear? and does the front portion of the rail fold up?

    I assume your bellows is not original?

    I too am considering getting more film holders for a 12x20 F&S- curious to hear how you solve yours.

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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    Going with a set of consistent holders and then fitting them to the camera is the way to go. I S&S holders that Richard Ritter set up the back to and they work great.

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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    I'll say it since everyone seems to be dancing around it: Richard Ritter makes films holders for ULF cameras. I have several and they're great.

    Mike
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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    I think I count 4 members here seeking 12X20 holders this year

    Buy Film first

    Second buy holders

    Then buy camera to match

    OR buy a matching set from one maker or seller
    sin eater

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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I think I count 4 members here seeking 12X20 holders this year

    Buy Film first

    Second buy holders

    Then buy camera to match

    OR buy a matching set from one maker or seller

    Sounds like a great plan Randy.

    Mike
    “You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?”

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    Re: Korona 12x20 compatibility with Lotus or Chamonix Film Holders?

    This became obvious to me AFTER I bought a Deardorff SC 11 WITHOUT holders

    RR made some

    Keith Canham can get almost any KODAK film size

    I am not interested in 12X20, but do have a 7X17...

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Jones View Post
    Sounds like a great plan Randy.

    Mike
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