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R.B. Series D cut film magazine

Bruce Karnopp , Oct 29, 2006; 04:27 p.m.

I have a 4X5 R.B. Series D Graflex. While it is in pretty good shape, I have been warned not to bee too tough on the shutter. So I have figured a way to put a modern 210mm lens and shutter on the beast.

The camera came with a few film holders and I have purchased a few others for this camera since this camera does not have the standard grafloc back.

THe cut film magazine came with the camera. It holds 12 (yes 12 or twice that of the grafmatic system). The septums appear to be in good shape. It is prettyy easy to see how to load the magazine, and it appears to be a leather bag into which the septums are pulled after exposure.

The question is this. After pulling the exposed septum into the leather bag, does it stay there or is it pushed back on to of the on-exposed septums? My guess is that the exposed sepyums remain in the bag.

It is kind of a neat system that the ancients designed to replace 6 standard holders and for fast shooting!


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Jay De Fehr , Oct 29, 2006; 06:04 p.m.

Hi Bruce.

I have three bag mags in 3x4 for my RB, and love them. To operate, simply pull the exposed sheet into the bag with the lever, and rotate to the back of the stack and push back down into the magazine. With a little practice, I can operate mine pretty quickly, with one hand. Enjoy!


Charles Monday , Oct 29, 2006; 09:55 p.m.

BagMag manual front and back pages, origional size 3 9/16 x 5 1/2 inches.

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Charles Monday , Oct 29, 2006; 09:57 p.m.

next installment.

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next installment..

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Bill Mitchell , Oct 29, 2006; 09:59 p.m.

Yes, move it to the back of the stack and slowly push it in (that way the septum number will show in the ruby window). Be prepared to occassionally visit the darkroom to slide it in. NEVER force anything, not even a little bit. I love the bag-mags.

Charles Monday , Oct 29, 2006; 09:59 p.m.


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Charles Monday , Oct 29, 2006; 10:01 p.m.

last. save images and print if you wish.

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j nanian , Oct 29, 2006; 11:41 p.m.

hi bruce

if you want to use your shutter, and barrel lenses - search for fred lustig on graflex.org. he refurbishes graflex cameras and has all the factory parts ( or makes them himself! ) from what i remember a replaced shutter isn't too much money. if you need more film holders ( the slotted ones ) you might check out the good folks at either equinoxphotographic.com or pacifrimcamera.com . they tend to have that sort of stuff :)

have fun with your new camera

(i have the same camera and LOVE it )

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