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That is the older multiformat Mamiya film back...
Old 04-13-2012   #26
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That is the older multiformat Mamiya film back...

That back has masks for 645, and 6X6. It's a reliable back when in good condition.

I bought the masks OEM new from Tony the Olive Oil and Mamiya guy. He can rebuild or provide refurb all the Mamiya Press camera equipment.

I have a type III back, with the special cable, that I am thinking of sending to him to refurb for me. The type III back is the one with the shutter release built into the end of the back, facilitating use of the ends of the back as camera grips.
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Old 05-17-2012   #27
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cool project. This will be a sweet camera when you are finished.
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Old 08-06-2012   #28
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Hi Thomas,

I am very curious as well!
How did you connect the two?
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Old 08-07-2012   #29
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Hi Thomas,

I am very curious as well!
How did you connect the two?
Thank you for your interest!

Unfortunately I have not continued the project right now.
But I will keep you informed when there will be progress on this project.
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Thank you for your interest!

Unfortunately I have not continued the project right now.
But I will keep you informed when there will be progress on this project.
I would like to create something myself as well.. Wide-angle, normal film or 120. Still in a concept phase, but based on the Mamiya back is very smart in my opinion!
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Old 10-13-2012   #31
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Interested in how this will progress.

I´m thinking of going about the same ordeal slightly differently. Got hold of a Polaroid 600SE body (the bare bones of it, came sans lens board/front, no rangefinder unit, no covers or panels of any kind). Will use my 600SE backs from the 110A /600SE conversion, both Polaroid and 120, they obviously fit to the body no problem. Up front I too would like an Angulon 65, maybe not the super. Time will tell.

Hope you finish yours.
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Old 10-13-2012   #32
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The next step will be the construction of a body to combine the film holder with the lens.[/quote]

That's the tricky part.
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Old 04-29-2013   #33
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There was some minor progress on this project:

The camera body has been made out of sheet brass, which is bent to form a rectangle with rounded edges. There is also a tripot mount included:


IMG_4743 von thomas.78 auf Flickr

I will solder a mount for the film hoder at the back and a front plate.


IMG_4741 von thomas.78 auf Flickr

The front plate will take a ring out of aluminium (about 8 mm height) and this ring will hold the focus mount.

The focus mount will be screwed into the ring and front plate with M2 screws. To fit them into the mount, the holes had to be made a bit elliptical with a tilted drill:



IMG_4735 von thomas.78 auf Flickr


tbc...
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Old 04-29-2013   #34
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Beautiful workmanship. This will be a cool camera. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-17-2013   #35
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Progress on this? Good stuff so far.
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