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    Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    Hello everyone, I am writing from Italy, and I have a problem, I would like to purchase the kit https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/cart?variant_id=74 to transform my optical bench from a toyo 45 to Folding into an enlarger.
    They tell me it's not possible because when I remove the frosted glass the hole that remains is too big to fit the kit.
    Did any of you use it? how did he do?

    Thanks Michele
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    Re: Help me

    Michele,

    The Intrepid web site states, "The light source fits to the back of the Intrepid 4x5 (or most other 4x5 cameras) and attaches using the Graflok clips."

    If your camera has a Graflok back, it will fit. You don't remove the entire panel the ground glass is on, just the glass itself by pressing the Graflok spring clips.

    If your camera does not have a Graflok back, you are out of luck unless, maybe, you can find another back that is Graflok compatible.

    Here's a link to an image of the Graflok back. https://www.keh.com/shop/4x5-graflok-bk-graflex-1.html

    You can see the silver spring clips on the top half of the back. Pressing these releases the ground glass so you can use Graflok accessories like roll film holders and the Intrepid Enlarger Kit.

    Hope this helps e buona fortuna,

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    Re: Help me

    There is a way to remove only the frame that holds the ground glass . To remove the ground glass frame it usually done by pushing down on the ground glass frames springs and sliding the frame out leaving you with the correct opening (size or 4x5 holder) & a set of Graflok sliders. You do not need to remove the larger plate that the ground glass frame is attached.

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    Re: Help me

    Thanks Louis but also on my back you can only remove the glass? you saw the picture smbra all together
    Michele

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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    Quote Originally Posted by michelegregolin View Post
    Hello everyone, I am writing from Italy, and I have a problem, I would like to purchase the kit https://intrepidcamera.co.uk/cart?variant_id=74 to transform my optical bench from a toyo 45 to Folding into an enlarger.
    They tell me it's not possible because when I remove the frosted glass the hole that remains is too big to fit the kit.
    Did any of you use it? how did he do?

    Thanks Michele
    Why donít you ask Intrepid if it will mount to your camera if you are not sure?

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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    On the top and bottom of your rear frame, just above and below the ground glass, there should be two little knurled buttons that are what you need to push and slide off the back to reveal the Graflok attachments I believe. This is the same as my Toyo GII.

    See this image:



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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    Quote Originally Posted by Corran View Post
    On the top and bottom of your rear frame, just above and below the ground glass, there should be two little knurled buttons that are what you need to push and slide off the back to reveal the Graflok attachments I believe. This is the same as my Toyo GII.

    See this image:



    Reference:
    https://www.catawiki.com/l/11030829-...oyo-45a-camera

    That's just what I instructed him to do but you know the "Picture worth 1000 words" saying.

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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    I know, now, that those are the frame springs but to the untrained eye they don't look like springs. I remember it took some doing to figure that out when I got my 6x12 back and tried to use it on my Toyo GII years ago. Certainly not as obvious as on a Crown Graphic or something like that with the sliding clips visible. He understandably went for the clips up top to take the entire frame off.
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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    Inglese

    Thanks for your help, you are very kind, but my chassis plate is different and I don't have the springs to remove it from me is a single block, someone can recommend me a back that I could buy to replace mine and be able to mount the adapter to do it enlarger?
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    Re: Question about Intrepid enlarger kit

    Apparently some Toyo 45A cameras, as discovered online, have spring backs. You would have to find a Graflok-style back of the same type for your camera. I'm not terribly familiar with Toyo's "Field" cameras so someone might have some further suggestions.

    A cursory glance on eBay reveals these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Toyo-View-4...6/383661938207
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Exc-Toyo-Vi...n/324209235792

    Might work if the Field and View backs are the same size frames?
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