Graflex Pacemaker Crown Graphic with Instax Back
hoping for the return of either 4x5 Polaroid or Fuji Instant film, I
console myself with Fuji Wide material. The back shown is a 3D print to
receive a Lomo Belair Instant Back. These backs are a bit rare
nowadays, but they show up from time to time. I have one on a Mamiya
Universal, made by Option8, and I took this one from my Belair as it
was rarely used. I haven't done the printing and assembly myself, but a
good friend who did this for me told me that it isn't too complicated.
There is no room in the Belair back for a dark slide (so my mamiya back
has none). To have room for it, the back was raised. The inconvenience
of raising it is that you need a raised ground glass for focussing. So
the back has a corresponding ground glass.
The handle just passes at the side of the body, so you have to remove
the camera grip or you would have to detach the back after each photo.
Seen from the back.
The back detached.
a nice item to have. At the moment I have some faint light leaks at the
dark slide in bright sunshine. But this will be solved. I works well
with the 90mm Super Angulon lens. I will try it with the 90mm Angulon
soon, as this will fold into the camera.