Speedy 3 1/4x 4 1/4 to Polaroid?

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  1. Anscojohn

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    Is it worth acquiring a 3 1/4 x 4 1/4 Speed Graphic with the intention of converting to use Fuji pack film? Anyone know if such a conversion is easy and reasonably priced? TIA
     
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    At a guess (I haven't tried it, so it is just a guess), I suppose you could take a Polaroid 405 back and cut it down to fit. But whether that would be worth it to you (as opposed to using a 4x5 Speed for the same purpose) is up to you.
     
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    Thanks for your input, Moo. So it might be practicable, then. I am thinking a 3 1/4 Speedy could be had cheaply; and, of course, the film is cheaper than 4x5.
     
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    Yes, it should be simple to do. You would need a basic Polaroid back, and a plate cut to size to mount the back on.

    I would think, however, it might be easier/better to simply buy a Mamiya Universal with a Polaroid back, or a Polaroid 180 if you want to shoot full frame polas.
     
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    Thanks. But.....Whaaaat! Do something the easy way!? An Apuger!???:wink:
     
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