spring back (type 2,
8x10 inch explorator I. camera with argentum lens board
front of whole plate
explorator I. camera for Linhof lens board
Two types of
back might be ordered for argentum cameras. Type 1 has simpler design,
where the user has to remove the ground glass to insert the film
holder. The ground glass and the film holder are fixed by two metal
plates to ensure that the film holder will lie perfectly in the
plane of the rear.Type 2 is spring back system, where the ground
glass is lifted by means of an arm, so that the film holder will
slide beneath it.There are some argentum camera types (excursor
I h., excursor I q.), where back is built together with the rear
of the camera. These cameras are constructed only to have back type
Back for Graflock system roll film holders might be ordered for
4x5 inch cameras.
being larger than 4x5 inch format, an adapter might be ordered for
using smaller backs.
Backs are equipped
by argentum ground glass, that is polished manually, and ensure
a very bright preview. These ground glasses have no grid lines.
back type 1
It would be
very difficult to compete with the prices of the most common size
plastic film holders (4x5, 5x7, 8x10 inch). Manufacturing a wooden
film holder is very time consuming, therefore argentum film holders
are made only in custom size. Such are, for example, whole plate
size (6.5x8.5 inch) or the square format film holders for excursor
I q. cameras, that is made most often in 8x8 inch size. Our plan
is to make film holders for ULF (Ultra Large Format) cameras as
system lens boards might be ordered for 4x5 inch cameras.
These boards are 2 mm thick and are made of black anodized
aluminum plates. The board has a version that is made of laminated
wooden plate that is for lighter conditions, and is very useful
for lenses having less weight, since the weight of this board
is ignorable; moreover it is a very cheap solution. At some
4x5 inch argentum camera, front might be designed to be compatible
to Linhof Technika system lens boards.
The fronts of
5x7 inch and whole plate cameras are compatible only to Linhof Technika
The front of
8x10 inch cameras has many features. First of all, a very aesthetic
140 x 140 mm size wooden lens board might be used, but also an adapter
might be mounted for Sinar or Linhof boards.
A wooden box
for safe transport and storage might be very useful for argentum
cameras. In case the customer will choose shipping as delivery of
the camera, ordering a wooden box for the camera is much recommended.
In case several backs are ordered, making another wooden box for
those, also a good decision. These wooden boxes are made of alder
wood with laminated beech wood plates as covering.
frames ensure safe position and strong pressing power; therefore
they are excellent for historical developing procedures, where the
negative is contacted by using sunlight or a UV light source. The
contact printing frame is also well usable when a contact print
should be made on photo paper in the dark room.
A pdf brochure
of contact printing frame is found under the menu "catalogues".
|In case you have
any special request, please, do not hesitate to contact me.