Polaroid 120 to 4x5

Discussion in 'Camera Building, Repairs & Modification' started by neno_04, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. neno_04

    neno_04 Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Medium Format
    Hello all,

    this is my first post at APUG after long period of reading. First I would like to thank you all for such nice and informative forum. I have realy learned a lot. :smile:

    Now to question. I have this nice "Polaroid Pathfinder 120" land camera that I would like to covver to 4x5 or possible 6x12 format, I havent decided yet. I have collected some guides and got some know-how from the net but I still have a few questions.

    - As for me in Europe is to expensive to get the Graflok back, can I use Sinar back? I have old Sinar Norma back that I can sacrifice :smile:

    - Is it possible to change the lens on this land cameras with something like Linhof lenses?

    I think this is it for now, I am sure that it will come more questions and I will share my knowlage with you as my project develops.


    I am sorry for spelling mistakes...:smile:

    Best regards
  2. John Koehrer

    John Koehrer Subscriber

    Apr 3, 2004
    Aurora, Il
    Multi Format
    I bought a Mamiya RB 67 revolving back adapter from KEH and it had the sliding locks on it. got it AS-IS for less than $20. Whether you could adapt something like that I don't know. It is limited to 6X7 though.

    Mounting a lens isn't difficult it's getting the focus set up. I did this once with a Polaroid & it was just annoying to fiddle with setting infinity. To use more than one lens you would have to have movable infinity stops like a graflex