Hello friends of larger cameras1
I was wondering if it is a good idea to get a Grafmatic film holder for my newly aquired Speed Graphic. I love the camera and shooting with the RF is a pleasure - its very accurate and precise. The 127 Ektar has good resolution and a very nice look in B/W.
But because all my holders are in the defunkt and obsolete metric format 9x12 cm (european version of 4x5, a bit smaller on the short side) and the films you can get for this format are limited I need to get new holders in 4x5. To shoot Tri-x etc... Grafmatic backs seem to be a natural way to go with the Speed
But I read mixed comentaries on the Grafmatics - some say they are a PITA to load, others claim they are not reliable and so on...
So, fellow Members of RFF, what is your experinece with Grafmatics. Are they worth the 70-100 $ you have to pay for them here over the pond?