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    Another 6x12 question

    Is there a 6x12 roll film back that would fit a wisner 4x5? (i do not want to cr op a 4x5 sheet of film.)

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    Another 6x12 question

    SOrry forgo to mention, i am specifically looking at purchasing this camera and wanted to know if the 6x12 backs are specific to this brand of camera or if they are generics. I know mostly large format is generic but i am just playing it safe.

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    Another 6x12 question

    Al, The Calumet C2N roll fim backs (in 6x7, 6x9 and 6x12 formats) will/should f it the Wisner. I could be wrong, but I think Calumet discontinued the 6x12 vers ion. I've seen a few on the used market recently.

    Good luck, Sergio.

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    Another 6x12 question

    I believe the Wisner has a graflock style back either as a standard feature or a s a modification. In which case Al I recommend to you the Horseman is the best b alance between costs (low end: calumet, high end: Sinar Vario.) it is also an ex cellent, professional tool. If Graflock is unavailible, You should go with the Sinar Vario or the "slide in" version of the Toyo. I have worked with a 6x7 sinar back. A very fine tool. As it should be for the cost.

    Let me ask you a question: If this is a new camera, why a Wisner over a Canham?

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    Another 6x12 question

    Do NOT buy the Calumet 6x12 roll film back (new or used). It has been discontinued for a reason--poor design. My studio partner (a commerical shooter) had one and finally returned it because it eat (literally) his 120 film. It shredded the edges.

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    Another 6x12 question

    A professional photographer friend of mine had a Wisner and tried using the Calumet 6 X 12 roll film back and had significant problems with light leaks. They sent him another back and he still had the same problems.

    Has anyone had a favorable experience with Horseman 6x12 backs or others Larry

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