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What are my choices for 6x12? I have found horseman, Shenhao, and calumet. Sinar's is so expensive that I just can't consider it an option.

The Calumet holder slides in like a regular film holder but i just can't figure out the rest of them. I have no camera shop near me so I cannot play with them. I would be using the holder on a Sinar F1, or Busch Pressman D.
 

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mark said:
The Calumet holder slides in like a regular film holder but i just can't figure out the rest of them.

I believe the Horseman works the same way; utilizing a graflock back. I've been looking myself, and have decided to order the Horseman; after the holidays.
 

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I do work for a guy who has the sinar zoom and it is the cats a$$. I am looking for a 6x12 and would prefer the Horseman, but would settle for the calumet (hell I'd settle for the Shen hao and like it!).

Whithe the Pressman you have a choice of the Sinar or the Calumet. The other two would not work.
 

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Don't forget to include the Linhof TechnoRollex back in the list of unaffordables. I'm sure it's exquisite, though, if it's anything like my Super Rollex 6x7 back.

Another interesting option is the Shen-Hao 6x17 back, which also does 6x9 and 6x12 and fits on a 4x5" camera with a Graflok or International type back. If I were looking for such a thing, I'd probably go with that one, because it is the most versatile and it got a decent review from Kerry Thalmann in _View Camera_ magazine. Wouldn't it be neat to carry a 4x5" kit and occasionally be able to go pano with a format wider than 4x5"?

If you're looking for something that's quick and easy to operate, the Horseman is probably better. From most reports that I've read, Horseman backs are more reliable in general than the Calumet backs that slip under the glass.
 

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A cross between the cat's pajamas and a rat's ass, perhaps?
 

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Is there a version of the Shen Hao that would fit the Shen Hao 5x7 camera? Got to be cheaper then the version for the 4x5.
 

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Jeremy Moore said:
What are the roots of this slang, I've never heard this one before!

It's the part of the cat your avatar is least likely to see, Jeremy. :wink:

"Cat's pajamas", "Cat's meow" I've heard, but "cat's ass" is new to me, too. But, it's gotta be good, associated with Sinar. :wink:
 

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Jeremy Moore said:
What are the roots of this slang, I've never heard this one before!


Just googled this phrase and this is what came up:

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American vs. English

Jeremy Moore said:
What are the roots of this slang, I've never heard this one before!


I've always figured it was an American version of the British "It's the dog's b*****s" Can't imagine a root of that either even though they express the same thing...

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Hello,

I've tried both the calumet C2N and the Sinar 6x12 panoramic back (for Sinar not the "zoom" one but the 6X12 single format). I definitively choosed the Sinar One : better construction, easier loading system, smoother and more regular film transportation and safety ... Swiss state or art. The Calumet is rouigher and bulky builded.
I founded my Sinar back on ebay for 400 USD after a 6 monthes research... Be patient

zonesys
 
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